Watch CBS News

Woman killed, 3 men wounded in shooting in Chicago park, police say

One dead, three wounded in shooting at North Side Chicago park
One dead, three wounded in shooting at North Side Chicago park 03:06

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The search continued Monday for two gunmen who opened fire at a North Side park on Sunday, killing one woman and wounding three other people.

Police said, shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, two people walked into Pottawattomie Park, in the 7300 block of North Rogers Avenue in Rogers Park, and opened fire on a group of people behind the fieldhouse.

Two men and two women were wounded. Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said the shooting was not random.

"It appears to have been a targeted shooting, targeting one of the young men. There were two young men and two young women in the group, and unfortunately all four of them were shot," she said.

Among the victims was 19-year-old Keyonce Gladney, who was shot in the chest. Two witnesses jumped into action and administered CPR before paramedics took her to Ascension Saint Francis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Multiple people shot at Pottawattomie Park in Chicago 01:59

A 22-year-old woman was shot in the foot, a 19-year-old man was shot in the hip, and a 20-year-old man was shot in the forehead. Police said one of those victims ran to the firehouse nearby for help. All three survivors were all reported to be in good condition and were being treated at a hospital. 

"We're still getting information on the victims and trying to figure out, you know, who was local, who lived around here, and our condolences go out to the family of the young woman," Hadden said.

Neighbors said they heard about 12 rounds go off, and a group of teenagers was seen running from the location immediately after the shooting. Police said the shooters fled north in Winchester. 

Residents said shootings have happened in the area. One of this scale is very uncommon. It's left many rattled. 

"We heard seven, eight, nine gunshots all in succession," said Frank Rose, who lives nearby. 

"And then we heard someone scream, 'Call 911!' said witness Madeline Oklesen. "So my friend and I ran over, and we saw this woman lying there. So we went to administer first aid." 

Some in Rogers Park said the recent warm weather might have been a factor in the shooting.

"You know, that's the thing. When it starts warming up, people start looking for trouble," said Daniel Ullery, who lives a block away.

With another warm day in the books on Monday, while the shooting was on their mind, it did not deter locals from coming out to Pottawattomie Park again.

"I'm not gonna live in fear, you know? So, you know, I mean, I had a little reservation about coming over here, but generally speaking, you know, the neighborhood's a good neighborhood," Ullery said.

No one was in custody as of Monday afternoon. As the investigation continued, Hadden said the 24th (Rogers Park) District would have additional police patrols in the area.

Anyone who might have information on the shooting was asked to contact Area 3 detectives at 312-744-8261.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.