Chicago police state a guy is facing a weapons charge after 13 people were contended a memorial for a slain carjacking victim.
None of the victims died after being shot early Sunday, according to reports. 4 individuals were in critical condition.
Cops stated Sunday evening that Marciano White, 37, had been detained near the shooting scene.
This undated picture provided by the Chicago Cops Department shows Marciano White, who has actually been charged in connection with a shooting early Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at a house celebration that left 13 individuals wounded, four of them seriously, Chicago authorities said.
( Chicago Cops Department through AP)
He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
A cops spokesman stated witnesses informed private investigators the memorial was being held for Lonell Irvin, a 22- year-old man who was eliminated in a carjacking in April, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The victims do not appear to have been targeted, the paper reported.
” Today, it does not appear to have actually been a targeted or retaliation-type incident,” the cops spokesman Tom Ahern said, according to the paper. “It appears to be more of an individual dispute inside the celebration that spilled out into the street.”
The shooting comes as the city has actually been on the verge of liquidating 2019 with considerable drops in shootings and homicides for the 3rd straight year. Through roughly mid-December, about 475 people were eliminated, compared to 549 in 2018, which is a 14%drop. In 2016, the variety of homicides was roughly 750, according to Chicago authorities information.
The declines took place citywide, including in traditionally high-crime areas. Still, Chicago still has more violent criminal offense than New York and Los Angeles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.