9 People Shot as Violence Continues to Rise in Chicago

10 People Shot as Violence Continues to Rise in Chicago

Shooting Leaves 9 Dead – City Shaken To The Core

(USNewsMag.com) – Chicago has long been a Democratic stronghold; it’s also been plagued by violence for years. Recently, a downtown shooting added more names to the list of the Windy City’s long list of casualties.

On Thursday, May 19, a mass shooting near the Magnificent Mile shopping district left two dead and seven others injured. Chicago Police Spokesman Tom Ahern told the press the shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. and only involved one shooter. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said the shooting began because of a brawl between two groups.

Authorities identified the two men killed in the incident as 31-year-old Anthony Allen and 30-year-old Antonio Wade. Both men were fathers and Wade had twins on the way.

On Saturday, police announced charges against 21-year-old Jaylun Sanders and 20-year-old Kameron Abram. Sanders, the alleged shooter, was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and seven counts of attempted first-degree murder. Abram was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon; authorities allege Sanders handed Abram the gun after the shooting and they both tried to run.

Allen’s mother, Charise Allen, told ABC 7 she never thought she’d ever receive a phone call telling her that her child was dead. “Never,” she said.

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