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the Back of the Yards
Here's the latest Chiraq carnage.
From ABC Chicago:
Two people were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting at a South Side party. A 16-year-old girl who witnessed the shooting suffered an asthma attack at the scene and later died.One party guest told ABC Chicago that the Moes, a faction of the Black P Stone Nation street gang, were the shooters.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified two of the people who died overnight: Jessica Williams, 16, of the 12000-block of South State Street and Denzel Childs, 25. Authorities did not release his address. The identity of the third victim, a 33-year-old woman, has not yet been released.
Police said a group of people was gathered in the 800-block of West 50th Place in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood just before 12:20 a.m. Thursday. That's when someone walked up, fired several shots and ran away. The 33-year-old woman was shot in the neck. She was rushed to St. Bernard Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Denzel Childs suffered several gunshot wounds to the neck, hand and chest. He was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Paula Griffin Golden, Childs' mother, said he was a father of two and that he was killed over a parking space someone wanted from him. She couldn't believe someone would take her son's life over something so petty.
I hate to keep repeating myself, but Chicago has a street gang problem. Gun violence is just a symptom.