CHICAGO (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a celebration on Chicago’s South Facet early Sunday, killing two individuals and wounding 13 others, authorities mentioned.
Officers responded at round 4:40 a.m., police spokesman Jose Jara mentioned in a press release. These shot had been between the ages of 20 to 44. Jara earlier mentioned 12 individuals had been shot, however police later raised the determine to fifteen.
Seven of the wounded had been taken to hospitals in critical to vital situation, hearth division spokesman Larry Merritt instructed the Chicago Solar-Instances.
Chatting with reporters close to the scene of the capturing in Chicago’s Park Manor neighborhood, Police Superintendent David Brown mentioned investigators had been nonetheless in search of a doable motive.
Brown mentioned 4 weapons had been recovered on the scene, however he didn’t say whether or not investigators consider multiple particular person fired pictures. No arrests had been made.
“We’ve a whole lot of work to do,” Brown mentioned. “Detectives are actually simply getting began.”
A bar had been step up in a storage hooked up to the enterprise for what Brown described as a “pop-up occasion.”
Crimson and black balloons, in addition to a shoe, had been on the bottom exterior the enterprise shortly after the capturing, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“We don’t know what the celebration related to this occasion was at this level, we’re nonetheless attempting to follow-up on leads on what that motive is perhaps,” Brown mentioned.
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