13 people shot during memorial service in Chicago

Four people are in critical condition after a shooting during a memorial service in a private home in Chicago. 13 people were injured in a shooting during a p

13 people shot during memorial service in Chicago

Four people are in critical condition after a shooting during a memorial service in a private home in Chicago.

13 people were injured in a shooting during a private memorial service in Chicago on the night of Sunday. Four of them are in critical condition.

The police in the american city.

the Shoots were loosened as a result of a dispute during the commemoration, which was held in a private home in honor of a person, who was shot and killed in april.

It tells the police commissioner Fred Waller at a press conference on Sunday morning local time.

The first shot was fired at 00.30 at night to Sunday.

the Victims range in age from 16 to 48 years and have been "gunshot wounds of various degrees on their bodies".

Two people are being questioned by the police, informs the Peace Waller. One of them was arrested, while he was in possession of a weapon. The other person is injured.

According to Fred Waller, the police have seized a firearm.

- It seems that they just shot at random people as they were leaving the party, he says.

Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot, who visited the victims on Sunday, says that the party was a birthday celebration of a person who was killed earlier in the year.

According to police chief Fred Waller was shot three different locations in the residential Englewood - a lavindkomstområde with high levels of crime, 16 kilometers southwest of downtown Chicago.

the Shooting began inside the house, and then there was also the shot outside, as people ran out to search in the security. Later, there was also a detached shot a third place.

Fred Waller describes the shooting as "an isolated incident".

the Shooting happens, because Chicago is on track to finish 2019, with a decrease in the number of shootings and killings for the third year in a row.

Until about the middle of december was about 475 people have been killed in Chicago in 2019, compared with 549 in 2018. In 2016, was according to police figures committed approximately 750 killings in Chicago.

the Police estimate that the decline is due to new technology that can be used to predict where shootings can occur.

While providing experts programs, which offer jobs and conflict, a portion of the credit.

/ritzau/AP

Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 00:00

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