America / Firing during a house party in Chicago; 13 people were hit by bullets, 4 in critical condition

Zoom News : Dec 23, 2019, 11:18 AM
Washington: 13 people were injured in the firing that took place on Sunday morning during a party going on in a house in Chicago. According to the Chicago Police Department, several rounds of firing occurred at the Inglewood home on the South Side. The incident happened at around 12.35 pm local time.

All the injured are aged between 16 and 48 years. The condition of 4 of these people is critical. Bullets from several guns have been found on his body.

Police patrol officer Fred Waller said the party was going on in memory of the person who died in the house at the time of the incident in April. The police have arrested two attackers. Revolver has also been seized from one of these passes. The second attacker is injured.

Four of the victims -- including the 16-year-old -- are hospitalized in critical condition. The other victims are in stable condition, Waller said.

No suspects have been identified, but police said they have two persons of interest. One of them was shot and may have had a role in the dispute or shootings, Waller said. The other, who was not shot, had a weapon and was arrested.

Police are still investigating what led to the dispute, but Waller said it does not appear to be gang-related.

"This is an isolated incident," he said.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visited some of the shooting victims and their relatives Sunday.

She said some of the victims are Chicagoans, and some are from out of state. The mayor asked anyone with information on the "mass shooting" to call police.

"This kind of violence is simply not going to be tolerated in our city," she said.