One person was killed and four others were injured in a shooting in Chicago on Tuesday, police said, after first responders were stopped by a mob as they tried to provide first aid to the injured. ۔
Police arrived at the scene in the city’s Southside neighborhood and found five people shot, Dan Jerome, Chicago’s Ninth District Police Commander, told a news conference.
“Officers immediately tried to save the lives of those who had been shot, and they met an opposing mob,” Jerome said. “Members of the community and the gang members of the mob were actively fighting the police as they tried to reach the victims.”
He said one person was killed and two others were seriously injured. Police added that the other two people who were shot were in stable condition.
No one was injured, Jerome said.
Chicago saw a slight increase in shootings last year, with 3,561 shootings reported in 2020, up from 3,258. Data From Chicago Police Department shows.
This year, as of the week ending May 8, there have been 779 shootings, a 13 percent decrease from the same time last year. Data Shows
Broadly speaking, 2020 was the year when the United States saw the highest firearms homicide rate since 1994, according to Data published Through US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC report states that between 2019 and 2020, the overall firearms-related homicide rate increased by about 35%.
According to the CDC, in 2020, guns accounted for 79% of all massacres, slightly higher than in the previous five years.
Meanwhile, in Chicago, police said they recovered three firearms.
According to Jerome, after analyzing a private video taken from the scene, police discovered that a vehicle had fled the scene and hit several blocks.
Two and a third weapons were recovered from the vehicle at the scene. Police are currently searching for the occupants of the vehicle and no arrests have been made so far, the police commander said.
“There is a historic gang feud between two rival groups. We are not sure if the community is being targeted, but it is certain gang members who are targeting each other in this historic conflict,” Jerome said. Added