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Brighton Park, Chicago: 10 Shot at Memorial for Shooting Victim

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By    |   Monday, 08 May 2017 11:11 AM

The Brighton Park neighborhood of Chicago suffered 10 people shot on Sunday during a memorial for a man killed by gunfire in the neighborhood earlier that day.

The attack on those attending the memorial happened about 5:20 p.m. and killed a 25-year-old man at the scene. A 29-year-old woman died of her wounds at a hospital, officials told the Chicago Tribune.

The memorial was for Daniel Cordova, who was killed by rifle fire from a nearby alleyway, said Chicago Police first deputy superintendent Kevin Navarro.

"This evening at approximately 5:15 p.m., we had another brazen act of gang violence on the streets of Chicago," Navarro said at a news conference, per the Chicago Sun-Times. "The people shot were participating in a memorial for a subject that was murdered earlier in the day and during this memorial, two subjects came out of an alley east of the location on 46th Place and opened fire with rifles."

Deputy Chief Kevin Ryan said officers connected with the gang and tactical teams searched late Sunday for suspects and witnesses, said the Tribune.

"We have a fairly good idea who we're looking for," Ryan said. "We have a fairly good idea of the conflict involved. And right now we're trying to saturate the area."

The Sun-Times said two individuals, a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the right leg and a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wounds to the right hip and right elbow, were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Six other victims, all from 23 to 26 years old, were taken to Stroger Hospital and listed in good condition.

"(The shooting marked) the second time in a week we're here tonight talking about assault weapons being used in our communities," said Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez, according to the Sun-Times.

"Last week we seen assault rifles used on police. Today they're used on gang members in the Brighton Park community. In broad daylight. On a Sunday."

Community activist Andrew Holmes said he wants authorities to find out where the weapons used in the shooting came from, reported WLS-TV.

"The city deserves to know where these guns are coming from and where they were purchased," said Holmes. "There are serial numbers on these military-style guns. Someone is hand delivering them, someone is driving these guns here or someone is purchasing these guns illegal."

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