“Bodies Everywhere:” At Least 16 Shot at Chicago Funeral Home
Several people were shot in what appears to have been a mass shooting at a funeral home in Chicago on Tuesday night.
Chicago police are initially reporting that at least 16 people have been shot in what may be a mass casualty event.
BREAKING NOW: Up to 16 people shot near 79th and Carpenter. @Chicago_Police on scene. Sources tell me some victims walked into hospitals others taken by ambulances and officers even took some victims to hospitals. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/MNm1h5GeXI
— Jermont Terry (@JermontTerry) July 22, 2020
Preliminary reports suggest that the funeral had been for the victim of an earlier shooting in Chicago.
Multiple people shot at 79th/Carpenter
Spoke with people here who said they were inside a funeral home when the shots started.
Spoke to a woman who had blood on her jeans. She didnt know whose blood it was.
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) July 22, 2020
“All we saw was just bodies laying everywhere,” witness Arnita Gerder told NBC Chicago. “Shot up everywhere, all over. Legs, stomach, back, all over the place. We thought it was a war out here.”
Gun violence and crime has skyrocketed in the city of Chicago, as the city’s Democratic mayor largely dismisses criticism from the Trump administration over her leadership. 63 people were shot, 12 fatally, over the weekend, with shooting figures on previous weekends breaking records for violence in the city’s history.
The story is developing, and Big League Politics is continuing the monitor the situation.