At least two people were killed and eight others were wounded in a deadly Thursday night mass shooting near a McDonald's in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.

Authorities said the shooting happened outside a McDonald's in the 800 block of North State Street, just after 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. 

One of the deceased victim, 31-year-old Anthony Allen, was shot in the lower back, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the Stroger Hospital  about an hour after the shooting. 

"I wish he was still here. I never in a million years thought I would get a phone call like that. Never," Anthony's mother, Charise Allen told ABC7.

"It's just hard," Charise said. "And, it hurts. It hurts so bad. No mother should ever to bury her child."

The second victim was one of Anthony's best friend, 30-year-old Antonio Wade. The soon-to-be father of two was shot in the chest and died at Northwestern Hospital late Thursday.

Two other men and one woman were last listed in serious condition, officials said.

"I literally just got home, I walked into my apartment's lobby and I saw two girls running in," one witness told CBS Chicago. "They looked just traumatized."

Two suspects, 21-year-old Jaylun Sanders and 20-year-old Kameron Abram, both from Chicago, were charged  Saturday, police announced.

Sanders has admitted to tufting the gun before trying to escape in the subway, prosecutors said.

According to the police, Sanders fired multiple shots into the crowd. The shooting is beleived to have stemmed from a previous argument between two parties.

"It stemmed from something that had happened earlier. Those guys had robbed somebody," Charise said.

Prosecutors said a total of 21 shots were fired from the murder weapon, 

"It was frightening," one of the witnesses said. "Cause you don’t know what’s going on. I eat by Subway here because it’s close to where I live. I go by this street and I go by McDonald's. What if something happens while I’m walking down the street? It’s frightening and it’s scary. It makes you feel unsafe, to be honest."

An investigation is underway.

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