Shooting at Chicago Party Leaves 13 People Wounded, 2 Dead

At least 15 people were shot at a party on Chicago’s South Side early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and 13 wounded, police said.

Police Superintendent David Brown said during a news conference Sunday, those shot were between the ages of 20 and 44, and over a dozen people remain in serious or critical condition at hospitals while some are still in surgery, according to CNN.

He said four guns were seized at the building, a makeshift setup converted for a pop-up party.

The Chicago Tribune reported the 4:40 a.m. shooting was believed to be “gang-related,” according to a Chicago police report citing preliminary information.

According to the police report “a woman who was shot three times, including once in the head, was found dead outside the building. A man, with gunshot wounds to his neck and leg, later was found dead inside in a “backroom.”

Brown said so far there are no suspects in custody.

This is the second mass shooting with 15 people injured in less than a year. Last summer, 15 people were shot in a gang related drive-by shooting at a funeral for a victim of another drive-by shooting.

In the hours after the shooting, Mayor Lori Lightfoot made a statement on Twitter, “It is tragic that the warmth of a spring day, at a time we all crave the company of family and friends, resulted in shooting and death.”

 

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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