June 15, 2023

USA: Argument Led To Mass Shooting At Celebration Of Life Gathering On A Street In A Chicago Neighborhood With Over 100 Teens Attending. Neighbors Upset With Response To 911 Calls.

Murder is already a crime. We don't have a gun problem. We have a lack of self-control problem, a criminal supremacists problem and a Commie Democrats local district attorney's, judges, parole officers soft on crime problem, not doing shit to catch the criminals as in crimes go unsolved, and when they do catch the criminals, they immediately release them back onto the streets to allow them to continue terrorizing the community. These same people siding with the criminals want to take away YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to keep and bear arms in order to defend yourself, your business, your family and home against these criminal supremacists and a tyrannical government. Remember, criminals DO NOT obey laws. Therefore, criminals will have access to guns through gun trafficking venues and you will be left defenseless with no guns because the same government siding with criminals THEY'RE ALLOWING to terrorize you with guns said they wanted to keep you safe from guns. The anti-gun prosecutors are not even prosecuting gun crimes. But god forbid you kill an intruder, robber or rapist in self-defense in your home or on your private property, these same Commie Democrat district attorneys or prosecutors will charge you with murder and have you locked up for years in prison. (emphasis mine)
CBS Chicago published June 5, 2023: Neighbors upset with response to 911 calls before mass shooting. Neighbors in the Austin neighborhood said their calls to 911 to break up a large gathering went largely unanswered before a mass shooting left a 25-year-old woman dead and six other people wounded early Sunday.
ABC 7 Chicago published June 4, 2023: 7 shot, 1 killed in Chicago | Surveillance video captures moments after shots fired. An Austin shooting in Chicago left a woman killed and six others wounded. Surveillance video captured the moments after shots were fired.

ABC7 News, Chicago local
written by Michelle Gallardo, Tre Ward, and Stephanie Wade
Sunday June 4, 2023

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Surveillance video captured the chaotic moments just after 1 a.m. on Sunday, when seven people were shot, one of them fatally, during a large gathering in Chicago's Austin neighborhood.

Dozens of people can be seen running away from gunfire in the 4800-block of West Iowa Street, taking shelter behind vehicles. Among them was a gunman, dressed in jeans and a white top. He opened fire before running away towards Cicero Avenue.

Police said the gathering started out as a celebration of life.

"Anniversary of a person who passed away four years ago in a traffic accident. They were out there celebrating, and something happened, and a verbal altercation occurred, and someone began shooting, or several people began shooting," said CPD Area Four Deputy Acting Chief Adnardo Gutierrez.

Terry'a Adams, 25, was killed in the shooting. The group was gathering to remember her boyfriend, who died in a crash four years ago.

"She said, 'I'll be back, ma.' She's not back," said Adams' mother, Pinkie McBride. ""Y'all killed my baby. She had a future."

The daily conversations McBride had with her daughter will no longer happen.

"I talk to this little girl everyday. 'Terry'a, get up! It sounds like you're not up!'" McBride said. "This picture will never fade away. All I know is, when I ran across that street, she was laying by her car in a pool of blood like they slaughtered a hog."

Once police and emergency responders arrived on the scene, Adams was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Adams' was also shot, but in her thigh.

"She was blessed by God. She had some EarPods in her pocket, in her pocket, so when they cut the pants off her, the bullet was right there," McBride said.

The two cousins were running together, trying to get back to Adams' car.

"She was like, 'Come on, Ya-Ya! Come on, Ya-Ya!' And my daughter just dropped," McBride said.

McBride said her daughter and her cousin grew up on Iowa Street. It's now a spot with lingering trauma.

"It's going to kill me to wake up everyday to pull up at my house where my baby was killed across the street," McBride said.

Adams' mother says she was supposed to start nursing school in August.

Detectives were back on the scene on Sunday morning. They spoke with neighbors and did a secondary sweep of the area, which was so crowded overnight that it was impossible to process properly.

Yvette McCalum, who lives nearby, described what she came home to about an hour before the shooting.

"It was totally fine. They were just laughing, dancing, talking. Just having a good time. They were just having fun. I just wanted it broke up because there were so many. It was too many. It was at least 100 kids out," McCalum said.

There were so many people that McCallum said she called 911, hoping police would come and disperse the crowd.

"You couldn't get down the block. You couldn't park anywhere. They were in the alley. They had the alley blocked off, and I told them all this on the phone. This could have been avoided," McCalum said.

Police said three men, ages 27, 28 and 29, and a 28-year-old woman self-transported to Stroger Hospital. A 17-year-old girl, shot in the leg, was taken to West Suburban Hospital. All of them are expected to recover.

Area Four detectives are investigating. No one is in custody.
WGN News published June 5, 2023: Chicago police issue response to weekend shootings. Over the weekend, 46 people were shot, and at least nine killed across the city. Among the incidents was a shooting early Sunday morning, when gunfire erupted in the 4800 block of West Iowa. Nearly 100 people were gathered for a celebration of life when, according to police, an argument broke out around 1 a.m. and unknown offenders began firing shots. WGN's Sean Lewis reports on the story.

WGN9 News, Chicago local
written by Sean Lewis, Christine Flores
Monday June 5, 2023

Over the weekend, 46 people were shot, and at least nine killed across the city.

Among the incidents was a shooting early Sunday morning, when gunfire erupted in the 4800 block of West Iowa. Nearly 100 people were gathered for a celebration of life when, according to police, an argument broke out around 1 a.m. and unknown offenders began firing shots. 25-year-old Terry’a Adams was killed and six others wounded.

The Chicago Police Department held a news conference Monday asking the public’s help for information.

The CPD’s own numbers show that while murders are down slightly so far this year compared to last and in 2021, other crime is up. Robberies are up 16 percent from the same time last year and up 37 percent from 2021.

By far the biggest jump is in vehicle thefts. More than doubling from 2022 and tripling from 2021.

Despite that uphill battle, the latest class of CPD officers has an optimistic view of what they can do to help.

Earlier Monday, 261 new Chicago police officers took their oath of office, while detectives, sergeants, captains, and others received promotions.

As of right now Chicago has about 11,700 sworn officers. That is about 1300 less than the 13,000 budgeted.

Mayor Brandon Johnson is pushing for more detectives in the department to help solve crimes faster.

As a response to last weekend’s violence, a group gathered on the City’s South Side to, simply, pray for Chicago Monday.

“We pray for Chicago, we pray for the violence,” said Pastor Donovan Price, from Street Pastors Solutions and Resources. “We get together, we sing, we pray a lot and I talk about what’s going on in the city, what I’ve been through. And then we move on until the next week and the next week.”

Price said they reflected on the violence that impacted the City from Friday evening through Sunday, and will continue to meet every Monday through their Summer Prayer Initiative, held at 7 p.m. on 87th Street near the Dan Ryan Expressway.

“It’s time for us not to be scared of summer, but to be active in this summer,” Price said. “Be active both to enjoy yourself with the stuff going on and be active in part of the solution, be proactive.”

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