In April, 22-year-old Lonell Irvin was fatally shot in an attempted carjacking. On Saturday night family and friends gathered to celebrate his life, at a home on the 5700
At about 12:40 a.m. an altercation ensued and a man opened fire in the residence. As people were fleeing the scene a second shooter opened fire outside at the people leaving.
In total 13 people were wounded and taken to local hospitals and treated for gunshot wounds according to the Chicago police. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 48. The 16-year-old boy was one of four in critical condition.
Fred Waller head of the patrol division described the shooting as an ‘isolated incident.’ Two suspected shooters have been taken into custody. One man was shot himself and is receiving treatment, the other man was stopped with a revolver in his possession.
Waller said a third shooter was captured on surveillance video shooting at a vehicle. Waller had this to say to reporters; “From outside, defiantly there were two different shooters. It looked like they were just shooting randomly at people as they exited the party.”
What The People Are Saying
A 29-year-old woman who declined to state her name due to safety concerns had this to say to reporters after this horrific act of senseless violence.
“It was his birthday and they were just celebrating a memorial for somebody that passed away, and this is what they do. It’s real f—ing sad. You’re kids can’t grow up, you can’t do anything. This is what our life is going to be about.”
Terence Daniely, lives a few houses north of the shooting, said he was woken by at least 5 gunshots. Daniel has lived on the block for nearly four years said he hopes for stiffer penalties for gun offenders.
“It’s so real, that lack of caring for life. It’s reckless, just reckless. How does it continually happen? When is it going to stop?”
“Ya’ll can try your best to stay out here and watch these streets all night, but no matter how they do it, it’s going to be multiple deaths, multiple shootings, innocent people getting shot. I cannot wait to leave Chicago.”
(Cover photo courtesy of The Chicago Tribune, video courtesy of YouTube and CBS, source