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Six Shot at Chicago Strip Mall


“It’s too dangerous to let my kids play around the neighborhood."

Six individuals were taken to the hospital Monday night after being shot at a Chicago laundromat, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Four of the individuals, including two teenagers, were said to be in serious-to-critical condition, but all are expected to survive their injuries.

Initial reports said that seven were wounded, but that figure was later amended to six.

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said that most of the victims can be described as "young adults," the Tribune reported.

“Four of them we found in the laundromat not far from the door,” he added, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “The others we found on the street.”

Five ambulances were dispatched to the scene at about 8:20 p.m. Authorities arrived on scene and discovered a shattered glass window, as they frantically tried to track down individuals to interview, Langford said, according to the Tribune.

Other details were not immediately clear.

Lisa Thompson, 38, told the Sun-Times she hid underneath her bathtub water when she heard the shots ring out.

“I know it’s not going to stop any bullets, but it’s just a reflex,” said Thompson, a daycare worker. “If I was in my bedroom I’d have been under the bed.”

Matthew Gills, 33, added to the paper that he heard about 19 shots fired.

“It’s too dangerous to let my kids play around the neighborhood,” he noted.

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