At least six people, including two teenagers, were shot Monday night at a laundromat in Chicago, according to multiple reports.
A seventh person was injured fleeing the scene.
The shootings took place around 8:30 p.m. at the Sudz laundry in the city's South Side. Four victims, including the two teens -- ages 14 and 16 -- are in serious-to-critical condition at area hospitals, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Most of the victims appear to be young adults, and the Chicago Sun-Times says one of the other victims is a 16-year-old boy.
“It’s too dangerous to let my kids play around the neighborhood,” construction worker Matthew Gills, who lives across the street from the laundromat, told the Sun-Times. “That’s all it is is gangs. Gangs, gangs, gangs, gangs, gangs. I don’t even want to be in Chicago because it’s too dangerous. I’m trying to move to Texas.”
Tweets from the scene showed the laundromat surrounded by crime scene tape as police worked inside.
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One customer said she was on her way to do her laundry when the shooting began.
“I’m sitting there looking at this lady lying on the ground, crying,” Nashon Williams told CBS. “I was just about to walk through the doors.”
The Tribune reports that at least five people were also wounded in shootings elsewhere in the city on Monday evening. And CBS says there have been 23 people wounded by gunfire and seven killed in shootings since Friday.