On Monday night, a Chicago neighborhood was rocked by a mass shooting that left seven people wounded and one person dead. The shooting occurred in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side during a fight.
According to reports from local authorities, the shooting took place at a memorial gathering when an argument broke out between several individuals. As the argument escalated, gunfire erupted, leaving seven people shot, one of whom died at the scene. The six others who were injured were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
The Chicago Police Department has launched an investigation into the shooting and is interviewing witnesses to gather more details about what happened. No suspect has been identified or arrested, and it is unclear what may have led to the altercation and shooting.
Speaking to reporters at the scene, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed her condolences to the victim’s family and pledged to take action to prevent similar acts of gun violence from happening in the city.
“This kind of senseless violence has no place in Chicago or any city in America,” she said. “We need to come together as a community to address the root causes of gun violence and make our streets safer for everyone.”
The shooting is the latest instance of gun violence to plague Chicago, which has seen a surge in shootings and homicides in recent years. Officials have been grappling with the issue for some time, but progress has been slow in stopping the violence. They hope this incident will be a catalyst for change.