Four people, including a security guard, are in hospital with gunshot wounds after shots were fired Monday night at an apartment complex a short walk from the University of Illinois campus in Chicago, police said.
Authorities said at least one of the injured was last listed in critical condition.
At approximately 10:45 p.m. Monday, officers responded to reports of shots being fired in University Village in the 1000 block of W. 14th Street near the UIC campus, police said. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found several people shot dead.
Authorities said further investigation by police revealed that a 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old man had exchanged gunfire with a 19-year-old man. Police say a 37-year-old security guard who was near the scene was also involved, drawing his gun and shooting one of the suspects who was shooting in his direction.
The security guard was grazed by a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to a nearby hospital in good condition.
The other three suspects also sustained gunshot wounds and were taken to a nearby hospital. Police say the 19-year-old was shot several times in the chest and was last listed in critical condition. The other two suspects were last listed in good condition.
Authorities say the three men who started the shooting are currently in custody and an investigation is ongoing.
A recent report from the Chicago-Sun Times says the latest police data shows shootings and homicides have dropped significantly, though overall crime is on the rise.