Sunday, December 22, 2019

13 wounded in mass shooting at memorial party for carjacker at Chicago home

Of late Chicago officials have been patting themselves on the back for the recent decline in shootings.

Then this happens, at a memorial service for a carjacker killed in April.

From CBS Chicago:
Detectives are questioning two people suspected of opening fire at a house party in Englewood overnight, wounding 13 people.

“It’s a terrible tragedy, and frankly an incredible act of cowardice. People were gathered in commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of someone who was killed earlier this year,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said outside the University of Chicago Medical Center, where several victims were being treated Sunday morning.

Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said the shooting happened at a house party in honor of the life of a man who was slain in April. Dozens of officers were called to the scene near 57th and May around 12:30 a.m.

After a dispute at the memorial party for Irvin, someone started shooting inside the house, Waller said. As people were fleeing the house, at least one of those people started shooting at others who were running outside.
Amazingly, Waller called the mass shooting an "isolated incident."

Let's talk about Irvin, He would have turned 23 this weekend had he not been shot to death by the driver of the car that Irvin was attempting to cajrack. The motorist had a conceal-and-carry license and was not charged.

Englewood is a high crime area on the city's South Side.

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