A fire truck arrived on the scene soon after, and firefighters approached the building but then almost immediately ran back to their truck, the resident said.
Shannon Condon lives about a block south of the shooting scene and said she saw the shooting's aftermath.
Condon said she saw a female officer pointing her gun up at the east side of an apartment building where police later were concentrated their investigation. The officer told someone to drop their weapon.
Soon after, she saw police bring four to five people out of the apartment building in handcuffs.
Cops with rifles walked the area but crime scene tape outside the building was removed by about 8:30 p.m.
Police stood outside the apartment building on the northeast corner of Damen and Belle Plaine avenues.
Five male victims were wounded in an incident in the 1500 block of South Kedzie Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood about 8:45 p.m., Zala said.