July 14, Gresham, Chicago. Corner of 79th and Justine Street. A group of people is enjoying the quiet afternoon in front of the local food mart. Suddenly, a silver car pulls up from a nearby alley. Three men jump out of the car and open fire on the group.

Five are hit. Three critically.

The victims range in age from 27 to 50.

Chicago Gun Violence
Police investigate at the site of a mass shooting Wednesday, July 14, in the 7900 block of South Justine Street. (Photo by Brian Rich/Sun-Times)

Just a few hours before, on the West Side of Chicago, another shooting took place when five persons were shot just after midnight.