Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 8 wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting in Chicago.

The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald’s restaurant on the city’s Near North Side.

Police say in a statement that one person was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered. Police didn’t immediately release the names or ages of the dead. Additional details about the circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately released.

The shooting comes amid a surge in deadly violence in the city in recent years. And it follows a deadly shooting last weekend in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park that led the city to tighten a curfew for young people as part of efforts to curb violence.