11 Injured After Shooting on Busy Chicago Street

Car crashes into city bus, sending it into a pole
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2011 12:01 PM CDT
File photo: One witness said the gunmen had either Uzis or AK-47s.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Scary story from the streets of Chicago: Two gunmen opened fire on a busy street in broad daylight with automatic weapons, setting off a chaotic chain of events that included a car crashing into a city bus, reports the Chicago Tribune. Eleven people were injured, two of them seriously. Witnesses say two men got out of a pickup truck about 9:30am and began walking down the block firing at a black sedan in the city's Englewood neighborhood.

As the car fled, it crashed into a CTA bus, which then slammed into a pole. The driver and four passengers were injured. It's not clear at this point whether any bystanders were hit by gunfire. "These young guys stepped out with AK-47s or Uzis or something and shot up the whole block," one witness tells the Tribune. "Once they got done, they ran back to the truck."

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