The never-ending violence has taken the lives of 2 people and injured several others. EarHustle411 and the writing staff cannot express how disgusted and tired we are about the senseless violence that is plaguing our Chicago neighborhoods. Chicago is a beautiful place, bu all this violence and constant negative issues keeps people from wanting to visit here and not to mention make residents leave Chicago.
Read more about the shooting as reported by ABC 7:
Two people were killed and three others – including an infant – were injured in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Monday night.
Chicago police said an 11-month-old child and four adults were shot by someone in a vehicle around 7:10 p.m. near 53rd and S. Aberdeen. One woman was pronounced dead on the scene, and another died at the hospital Monday night, police said.
Relatives identified one of the victims as Patricia Chew, the mother of the 11-month-old boy. She was two months pregnant, relative said.
“You have an innocent family coming home from a family outing. Somebody opens fire on two women, a child, and two adults, killing the mother of the 11-month-old and the grandmother of the 11-month-old,” said Chicago Police Dep. Chief Eugene Roy.
Two Chicago police officers who responded to the scene made the split-second decision not to wait for paramedics. Instead, they put the 11-month-old child in the back of their squad car and rushed him to Stroger Hospital. Police said the infant underwent a CAT scan and is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
“The police officer brought the baby in, he was holding the baby,” said Allen Florence, who witnessed the scene in the emergency room. “They was holding him real tight. You could tell right away he had been shot the way the traffic was.”
The boy’s aunt, still covered in his blood, awaited news with other relatives outside Stroger Hospital Monday night. She said the family was sitting outside a neighbor’s house when she went inside for a minute and heard seven shots. She then came out to find her nephew, mother and three others hit by gunfire.
No one is in custody.
Source: ABC 7