Downtown Chicago shooting: 2 killed, 8 others injured near Magnificent Mile shopping district

A suspect is in custody and a gun was recovered

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Two people were killed and eight others were injured in a shooting in downtown Chicago late Thursday night, according to Chicago police.

The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. local time in the 800 block of North State Street, according to Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern. 

10 people were shot and two of them were killed in a shooting in downtown Chicago on May 19, 2022.

10 people were shot and two of them were killed in a shooting in downtown Chicago on May 19, 2022. (Fox 32 Chicago)

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That location is just a few blocks from Michigan Avenue and the city's premiere shopping district known as the Magnificent Mile.

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Police said a suspect is in custody and a gun was recovered. Police did not give an update on the other victim's conditions.

Video from Fox 32 Chicago showed that a McDonald's restaurant sustained heavy damage with multiple windows shot out. 

A downtown Chicago McDonald's sustained heavy damage after a shooting that left two people dead and eight others injured on May 19, 2022.

A downtown Chicago McDonald's sustained heavy damage after a shooting that left two people dead and eight others injured on May 19, 2022. (Fox 32 Chicago)

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"There's blood from this end to this end," community activist Andrew Holmes told Fox 32. "But there's plenty of cameras here."

He said police should be able to get to the bottom of exactly what led to the chaotic shooting with the help of footage captured by multiple cameras in the area.

Chicago police said a suspect was in custody after 10 people were shot and eight others were injured in a shooting in the city's downtown on May 19, 2022.

Chicago police said a suspect was in custody after 10 people were shot and eight others were injured in a shooting in the city's downtown on May 19, 2022. (Fox 32 Chicago)

Thursday night's shooting comes just about a week after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed near Chicago's iconic "Bean" sculpture in Millennium Park. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the shooting. Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot has since imposed a curfew for minors in the city as violence continues to escalate.