7 shots, 1 fatally, in Chicago as gunshots erupt amid remembrance of man killed in car crash

CHICAGO (AP) — A 25-year-old woman was fatally shot and six others were injured early Sunday when gunshots erupted in Chicago during a remembrance for a man who died in a car accident, news said. the police.

A large group of people had gathered around 1 a.m. to mark four years since a man’s fatal crash when there was an altercation and gunshots rang out, Deputy Chief Adnardo Gutierrez said from the Chicago Police Department, WLS-TV reported.

Seven people were injured and one of them, a 25-year-old woman, was pronounced dead in a hospital, he said. The other six victims were hospitalized, one of them in critical condition.

“They were there celebrating, and then something happened and a verbal altercation happened and someone started shooting, or several people started shooting,” Gutierrez said during the interview. a briefing on Sunday.

He said an investigation is still ongoing into the number of people who opened fire, but added that the shots were fired by one or more people who were taking part in the commemoration.

Gutierrez said a witness told officers an altercation occurred before the shooting, when the group was on a street in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago’s West Side.

Among the six other victims, a 29-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition with a chest injury. The other five, a 17-year-old girl, a 28-year-old woman and three men ages 27, 28 and 29, were hospitalized in good condition, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Police detectives were investigating the shooting and no one was in custody as of mid-morning Sunday.

Gutierrez said detectives are still working to find and interview witnesses. He urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact police and pass on that information.

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