Two people were wounded as two groups of people shot at each other just west of the United Center late Friday night, according to police.
One group of people was walking south of Washington Boulevard on Damen Avenue, on the west side of the street, and yelling at a group of people on the northwest corner of the same intersection.
Someone from the group south of Washington started shooting and the group on the other side of the street scattered north.
When police arrived, they found a 25-year-old woman on the west side of the street near some weeds growing through concrete with a gunshot wound to the leg. A man, 23, was also shot in the leg.
Someone from the group north of Washington Boulevard returned fire but didn't hit anybody, and police recovered casings on the east side of Damen Avenue from that group.
The two were among at least seven people shot in the city Friday night and Saturday morning.
A man in his 20s was shot about 4 a.m. near Western Avenue and Thomas Street in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood. He was shot in the abdomen and is in stable condition at Stroger hospital, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
A 23-year-old man was shot about 3:40 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Stony Island Avenue in the Avalon Park neighborhood, police said. He drove his car four blocks south to 8300 S. Stony Island Avenue and was then taken to Jackson Park Hospital with wounds to his shoulder and elbow, police said.
After 3 a.m. a man was shot just south of Chicago Avenue on Franklin Street in the River North neighborhood. It was the second shooting in a week downtown, an area that does not often see such frequent gun violence.
Police said the shooting may have stemmed from a robbery or attempted robbery but police had a hard time communicating with the man shot because he spoke Polish. He was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger hospital, police said. Police recovered a single casing off the east sidewalk on Franklin Street and blocked foot traffic around the scene.
A 16-year-old was dropped off at Roseland Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back after getting shot about 10:30 p.m., police said. Two guys stepped out a gray vehicle and shot him while he was walking in an alley in the 300 block of West 104th Street in the Fernwood neighborhood, according to police.
And on the West Side, a man was shot in the leg and showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital about 11:10 p.m., police said. The man told police he was playing basketball for money in Garfield Park and the man he beat wanted his money back. Police weren't able to find a crime scene where the man said he was shot, though.