CHICAGO (CBS)--As the long holiday weekend continues, Chicago police have so far responded to nearly three dozen shootings.
Five people were killed as of Monday morning, including three people who were shot on the 1300 block of West Hastings, in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, during two separate shootings.
Police said the shootings on Hastings broke out during a large outdoor party at the ABLA-Robert Brooks public housing complex, on Chicago’s Near West Side. Officers went to the housing development numerous times throughout the night on Saturday to disperse large crowds that continued to gather.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 6 a.m. and encountered a male who had opened fire with a TEC-9 semi-automatic machine pistol on a group of people at the party.
Two men, ages 26 and 27, were both fatally shot. Four others were also shot, according to police.
Antoine “Tuk” Green, a father of two young daughters, was among the victims who were fatally shot.
Multiple weapons have been recovered and a possible offender is in custody, according to police.
The early morning shooting on Hastings followed another shooting Sunday around 1:30 a.m. near the same public housing complex. That shooting left one person dead. Police said they’re investigating a possible connection between the two shootings.
On Saturday, two people were shot, one fatally, on a sidewalk on the 400 block of West 77th Street in the Gresham neighborhood. A 43-year-old man was killed in the shooting.
Also on Saturday, a 29-year-old man was killed on the 100 block of West 109th Place around 6:30 p.m.
On Sunday morning, police said a man was shot in the jaw while he was sitting in a restaurant in the Austin neighborhood, on the 1600 block of North Central Avenue. He was later released from the hospital, according to police.