CHICAGO — Two people were shot during the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, police said.
The victims, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were shot about 12:30 in the 4200 block of South King Drive. The man said he was standing on King Drive when a group of people he did not know approached him, said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.
An argument ensued, and one person in the group pulled out a gun and shot the victim, Zala said. The group then fled northbound on King Drive. The man, who was shot in the left arm, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in "stable" condition. The boy was shot in the right hand and suffered a graze wound to his buttocks. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in "stable" condition.
Zala said there were no other injuries, and the parade was not impacted. No one is in custody.
The parade, now in its 85th year, runs on King Drive from 39th Street to 51st Street. It's the largest parade on the South Side, drawing about tens of thousands of people annually.
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