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Six people shot during vigil for gunshot victim in Chicago

January 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Six people shot during vigil for gunshot victim in Chicago

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A 12-year-old was among six people shot during a vigil for a gunshot victim in Chicago on Wednesday evening, local media reported, only one day after President Trump threatened federal intervention to control gun violence in the city.

The gunfire occurred at a restaurant in the Greater Grand Crossing area, where people attended a vigil to mourn the death of 20-year-old Jamayah Fields who was fatally shot on Monday, according to NBC Chicago.

A gang became aware of the memorial on social media and targeted an attendee, according to Jedidiah Brown, a community activist.

The six people who were shot were all treated at local hospitals.

A 16-year-old boy who was shot in the neck was listed in critical condition. The other five victims were reported as stable, including the 12-year-old girl who suffered a graze bullet wound to her head.

Although no arrests have been made.

Chicago, a city of 2.7 million, reported more shootings and murders last year than any other U.S. city, FBI and Chicago police data revealed, and its homicide clearance rate – a measure of solved and closed cases – is among the country’s lowest.

The city of Chicago has recorded 228 incidents of gun violence and 42 deaths already in 2017, which has prompted a warning from the President.

On Tuesday, Trump warned to “send in the Feds” to end the “carnage” of gun violence in the if local officials failed to end the city’s spiraling gun violence,

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