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11 Shot, 1 Killed in Gang-Related Violence at Family Gathering on Chicago’s South Side

Chicago was struck by yet another wave of violence on Saturday night when a family gathering on the city’s South Side turned into a scene of horror. Eleven individuals, including four children, were shot, resulting in the tragic death of an 8-year-old girl. The Chicago Police Department suspects the incident to be gang-related, as they continue their investigation into the matter.

The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. when shots were fired at a crowd standing outside the family gathering. Deputy Chief Don Jerome of the Chicago Police Department emphasized that this was not a random act of violence, but rather a targeted attack. “The offenders’ actions, make no mistake, are horrific and unacceptable in our city,” he stated during a news conference.

Among the victims, an 8-year-old girl was shot in the head and succumbed to her injuries, while a 1-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were both shot multiple times and are currently in critical condition. Additionally, a 9-year-old boy sustained a graze wound to his finger and is being treated at a hospital. The remaining victims, adults ranging from 19 to 40 years old, are reported to be in good or critical condition.

Police responded swiftly to the gunfire alert, providing immediate medical assistance to the victims. Tourniquets and chest seals were applied to those in need, potentially saving lives. However, no arrests have been made thus far, and the perpetrators remain at large.

Witnesses at the scene reported that a black sedan approached the gathering, and shots were fired into the crowd before the assailants fled. According to witness accounts, there may have been two shooters on foot.

The Chicago Police Department is in the early stages of the investigation, gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses to bring those responsible for this heinous act to justice. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges the city faces in combating gang-related violence.

As the community mourns the loss of a young life and prays for the recovery of the injured, it is crucial for residents to come forward with any information that may aid the investigation. The Chicago Police Department urges anyone with relevant details to contact them immediately.

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