A drag racing and drifting event that took over a southwest Chicago intersection with about 100 active participants and spectators left three people dead and two others injured, police said.
Police received a call about 100 cars that had taken control of an intersection at 43rd Avenue and South Archer Avenue in Chicago around 4 a.m. Sunday, Chicago Police Commander Don Jerome said. Police also received a ShotSpotter alert that at least 13 rounds were fired at the intersection, Jerome said.
Five people were transported from the scene, three of whom died, he said.
Jerome says the three dead were Hispanic males, gang-affiliated, and about 15 to 20 years old. The condition of two injured persons remains critical. They are expected to make a full recovery, Jerome said.
Police officials believe there are one or two suspects, Jerome said, adding that no weapons were recovered from the scene.
“We still have one or two people we want to talk to…not necessarily the ones in the hospital,” Jerome told reporters Sunday morning.
Jerome said the city saw several other car caravan gatherings throughout Chicago on Saturday evening, but none of the other caravans had “consequences.”