Two dead in Chicago: party escalates into mass shooting

Two dead in Chicago
Party escalates into mass shooting

At a celebration in the US metropolis of Chicago, there is apparently an argument, and someone pulls a gun. More than a dozen people were injured in the shooting that followed, and two were killed. The police are investigating the first clues about a gang background.

Two people were shot dead at a spontaneous party in the US metropolis of Chicago. At the celebration on the premises of a towing company there was a dispute between several guests on Sunday night, the “Chicago Tribune” reported, citing the police. One of them opened fire.

A total of 15 people were shot, two of whom died. Eight people are seriously injured and hospitalized, according to police. The fire brigade confirmed the information on the fatalities, according to which it is a 30-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man.

“Four weapons were seized at the scene. Our investigators are still at the beginning of their investigations,” said chief police officer David Brown, according to the Chicago Tribune. Many witnesses were wounded and are still being operated on. Holding a party in the corona pandemic is generally “not a good idea”, but not the focus of the investigation, according to Brown.

The reason for the escalation of violence on the workshop site, which also serves as the venue, was initially unclear. The police reported that the first investigations gave evidence of a gang connection. Fatal firearms incidents occur regularly in Chicago, the third largest city in the United States.

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