(CBS) — Two young men were shot along the Bud Billiken Parade route Saturday, sending spectators scattering as a candidate for Illinois governor shook hands yards away.
The incident happened around 12:37 p.m. in the 4200 block of South King Drive, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.
One of the injured men, an 18-year-old shot in the left arm, was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, authorities said. A 17-year-old male was shot in the right hand and suffered a graze wound to the buttocks. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot spoke to witnesses who say some kind of confrontation preceded the gunfire. A large group of men surrounded at least one of the victims and exchanged words when a member of the group pulled out a gun and started shooting, they told CBS 2.
Suspects fled north on King Drive, police said.