Two mass shootings hit Chicago on the same day

CHICAGO, IL – An unfortunate surge of violence engulfed Chicago when two horrific mass shootings occurred on Sunday. The first massacre took place in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, resulting in the death of three people, with one victim being a minor. The horrifying events unfolded on South Vincennes Avenue, as the four victims were brutally shot in a residence located within the 8000 block.

A 14-year-old was among those caught in the crossfire and later succumbed to his wounds at Comer Children’s Hospital. He was identified as Amere P. Deese. Following the same tragic fate, Ladeverett West Ringgold, a 20-year-old, also lost his life.

One individual managed to survive and has been admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center for recovery. The relationship between all those involved is unclear at this point except that they were all acquainted, according to a crisis intervention specialist.

This episode of violence was one of two major incidents that hit Chicago on a rather grim Sunday. As victim advocate Donovan Price sorrowfully pointed out, these occurrences spread across both the South and North sides of the city underscore that such gun violence can manifest anywhere.

The second mass shooting took place in Rogers Park, North Side mere hours after the tragedy at Auburn Gresham. A hail of bullets fired at Pottawattomie Park resulted in the death of a woman and left three others injured.