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1 Dead, 20 Shot During Juneteenth Celebration in Chicago Suburb

One person is dead and at least 20 people were shot during a Juneteenth celebration in a Chicago suburb, according to authorities.

The mass shooting occurred at a strip mall hosting a large Juneteenth party in Willowbrook, Illinois.

Battalion Chief Joe Ostrander with the Tri-State Fire Protection District said around 12:30 a.m., gunfire rang out at a strip mall on Route 83 near Honeysuckle Rose Lane, about 20 miles southwest of Chicago.

There were reportedly “at least 200 teens and young adults” gathered in a parking lot for a Juneteenth celebration when as many as 30 shots were fired.

Witness Markeshia Avery told WLS-TV, “It was supposed to be like a Juneteenth celebration. We just started hearing shooting, so we dropped down until they stopped.”

“We were all just out, and, next thing you know shots just kept going off; everybody ran, and it was chaos,” witness Craig Lotcie said.

Witness Zaviar Sheikh added, “We just heard gunshots; at first it was one, but then it was a whole bunch of gunshots. After then we started running like, ‘yo.’ I looked at my friend, and we took off, running like crazy.”

Eric Swanson, deputy chief at the DuPage County sheriff’s office, explained, “There were at least 20 individuals shot. One victim is deceased. The motive behind this incident is unclear. … We transported numerous victims from the scene. Others just walked into area hospitals.”

Two of the people who were shot are in critical condition, while others suffered “graze wounds,” fire department officials told WBBM-TV.

Police did not reveal a motive for the shooting.

Police were still at the crime scene as of Sunday morning conducting the investigation into the deadly shooting.

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office asked that anyone with information call 630-407-2400.

  • Louis Galmarini says:

    This is what happens when you withhold food from zoo animals…

    Starting early 2021, (and not 2 weeks after the Presidential Inauguration), blacks started appearing on TV commercials. Within 8 months, they were appearing in 95% of them. What’s odd is this:

    They’re always so peaceful and friendly…going on camping trips in luxury SUVs with their smiling, white spouses, and well-behaved, light-skinned children…living in spacious mansions in upper-class neighborhoods w/ meticulously trimmed hedges and waving to their white neighbors…singing and dancing in their modern kitchens while eating healthy, vegetarian meals…This is NOT exaggeration. This is FANTASY!

    Here’s the truth: The average black lives on (at least) 4-7 entitlement programs, (most are signed up for more), which allows them FREE housing, (Section 8); FREE food, (SNAP, WIC, and food stamps; FREE clothing, (general welfare checks); FREE childcare, (ADC plus 14 different programs to help black children ‘economically’), FREE health care, FREE education, FREE – EVERYTHING to live more comfortably than a hard-working, tax paying citizen making $50K a year. Are they happy? NOT EVEN! “Weez bein’ oppressed! Weez bein’ oppressed!”.

    In parts of California, stealing ANYTHING from ANY retail business which is less than $950.00 isn’t even considered a misdemeanor. The store can’t even call the cops because, (technically), no law has been broken. They can be seen regularly walking into retail establishments w/ shopping carts and a calculator, (to make sure they’re not stealing over $950.00 in merchandise), and they walk out, carts brimming.
    What’s the result? Here’s the result: Because they can live VERY comfortably on the ‘entitlements’ allowed by the government – they don’t have to work. However, (evidently), all that FREE stuff isn’t enough. THEY NEED MORE. So, on a regular basis, we’re subjected to blacks committing armed robbery in broad daylight at the subways, holding up local convenient stores, and breaking into homes, stealing everything/anything of value. They rob people right on the street and in broad daylight. They break into your grandparents’ home, beat them to a pulp, and steal everything they’ve worked their entire lives for – just so they can have their drug money for the day.
    Some cities even have new policies which include a ’no chase’ policy, which means police cannot chase a felon once he’s driven away. Carjackings and kidnappings are normal in those areas. Their justification? Too much risk for others getting hurt or killed trying to catch the felons in a high-speed chase. So, what’s done? NOTHING. In the ‘home invasion’, (it’s not breaking and entering anymore, that’s too ‘violent’ a term), in the carjackings the results are the same EVERY time. The few cops on duty get there entirely too late and are once again relegated as mere ‘report takers’ after the fact. The only constructive result out of it all is more paperwork.


  • Louis Galmarini says:

    I thought things were supposed to get better when they took Aunt Jemima off the syrup bottle. Stupid me. I grew up in the ’50’s and 60’s, and I think my Grandfather was correct when he once told me, “You know, Louie, if before 1860 we would have decided to pick our own cotton – NONE of this would be happening”. ABSOLUTELY…

  • Donna says:

    Surprised! No!

  • Tom Horrigan says:

    They couldn’t have a nice little backyard cookout?

  • Zeke Zyler says:

    upscale liberal suburb gets what they voted for.

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