At Least 6, Including 2 Children, Injured in a Gunfire at Family Gathering in Chicago

Updated On 07 Apr, 2019 Published On

At least six people, including two children; a boy, 8, and a girl, 10, were injured in a drive-by shooting at a family gathering on Saturday, April 6, authorities have confirmed.

The Chicago police said that the gunman opened fire at approx. 6:30 p.m. from a red Chevrolet Equinox. The event was a baby shower.

Citing police, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that both children were taken to a hospital for treatments. They are now in stable condition.

According to the authorities, the boy was shot in his back and chest while the girl was shot in a shin.

The four adult victims have been identified as a 42-year-old man (shot twice in a hip), a 29-year-old woman (shot in a shoulder and her chest), a 28-year-old man (wounded in a shoulder) and a 23-year-old man (shot in a foot).

The adult victims were all rushed to hospitals for treatments. All were stabilized except the woman, who reportedly is in critical condition.

According to the Sun-Times reports, investigators have got little physical evidence after reviewing surveillance footage from nearby cameras. The search for the suspect is going on.

A spokesman for the Chicago police, Anthony Guglielmi, said that witnesses were not cooperating with officers.

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