A mass shooting at a memorial party in Chicago left 13 wounded early Sunday morning, the Associated Press reports.
Police say the shooting began inside a residence at a party in honor of an individual who was killed by gunfire earlier this year. The violence eventually spilled outside and transformed into what police believe was a back-and-forth shootout.
A tragedy in Chicago
According to the AP, it was a dispute among some in attendance at the party that led to gunfire shortly after midnight.
Police have deemed the shooting to be an “isolated incident,” and one man, 37-year-old Marciano White, has already been taken into custody. White was “charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon,” the AP reported.
He was scheduled to appear in court on Monday for a hearing.
In the end, 13 people were injured by gunshots, four of them critically. The victims range in age from 16–48, according to Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller, who said in a news conference covered by the AP that the victims suffered “different and various gunshot wounds to their bodies.”
Waller told reporters that the incident spanned three distinct locations — it started inside a house, then continued outside of the residence before ending at a third location in the near vicinity, he said.
“We can’t tell from inside who was firing. But from outside, definitely it was two different shooters,” Waller added, according to Townhall. “It looked like they were just shooting randomly at people as they exited the party.”
“An incredible act of cowardice”
According to ABC7 Chicago, much of what occurred outside the house was caught on surveillance cameras operated by police. Video reportedly showed at least two individuals firing at the home and at a vehicle.
Further details on the shooting remain sparse, however, and much of what transpired remains unclear. After meeting with victims on Sunday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot encouraged anyone with information on the incident to meet with investigators.
“It’s a terrible tragedy and frankly an incredible act of cowardice,” Lightfoot said, according to the AP. “People in that house know what happened and we’ve urged them to overcome their fears and come forward with information.”
Unfortunately, given the fact that the shooting occurred in one of the top cities for gun violence in America — and thus, doesn’t fit with the left’s anti-gun narrative — it’s likely that the mainstream media will try to cover this incident up instead of reporting on it like they would other mass shootings. That is, unless they can figure out a way to pin it on the man in the White House.