HIGHLAND PARK — The two females who were shot Wednesday night were innocent bystanders during a possible gang-related shooting, police said today. “They were just trying to enjoy themselves at the park,” said Detective Larry Burcher with the Northeast Division.
The two females, ages 18 and 21, are in stable condition, Burcher said based on the most recent information. Burcher said that the two victims were probably not the intended targets of the shooting that took place shortly before 7 p.m. at the recreation center, which consists of playing fields and gymnasium. “We believe they were innocent bystanders,” he said.
No suspects are in custody, and Burcher declined to say if the shooting was related to other recent gang-related shootings in the area.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Northeast Division at (323) 344-5754.