Mass Shooting in Chicago, At Least 14 Wounded; Lightfoot Keeps Her Rhetoric

CBS 2 Chicago Staff,  CBS Chicago · July 21, 2020


Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter confirmed that at least 14 were wounded in Chicago Tuesday evening after suspects in a black vehicle fired at a crowd outside of a funeral home in the city’s Gresham neighborhood. 

CBS Chicago reported: 

Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter said a black vehicle was heading west on 79th Street at 6:30 p.m., when people inside began firing at attendees of a funeral. The funeral was taking place at a funeral home at 1018 W. 79th St. The attendees of the funeral began firing back at the vehicle, which turned north on Carpenter Street and kept firing at people from the funeral before crashing midway down the block. The occupants got out and fled in multiple directions, Carter said. 

Later that evening, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot publicly lambasted the president’s move to assist her city, which has experienced a surge of violence in recent days.

“Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents,” she posted on her personal Twitter account. 

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