Police: 1 killed, 6 hurt in shooting in Chicago park

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(NewsNation) — One person was killed and six others were injured in a shooting in a park Tuesday night on the south side of Chicago, police said.

The shooting was preceded by an altercation between two groups of adults in Washington Park, the Chicago Police Department said. Officers responded to calls of shots fired around 7:45 p.m.

CPD spokesman Tom Ahern said on Twitter that ambulances took victims to the University of Chicago Hospital. Aside from the one fatality, the conditions of the other six victims is unknown.

NewsNation affiliate WGN reported that no bystanders were struck. Police could not confirm reports that there was a ballgame happening at the time of the shooting.

No suspects were in custody and police were continuing to collect evidence at the scene.

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