Five people shot, two fatally, at Chicago gathering

Five people were shot, two fatally, during a gathering early Saturday on the South Side of Chicago, police said.

Detectives were searching for a yet to be identified person who fled the scene — described by the fire department as a yard party in the Gresham section.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at University of Chicago Medical Center, according to police.

Police later said the other fatality was a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head who had been transported to University of Chicago Medical Center.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the right arm and was transported in critical condition to Christ Hospital, according to police.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and transported in fair condition to University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Another 21-year-old man, also shot in the shoulder, was in fair condition at Christ Hospital, police said.

The shooting occurred just after 3 a.m. Saturday on South Loomis Boulevard, CNN affiliate WLS reported.

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