Five people were shot while memorializing a victim of a previous act of gun violence Wednesday night on Chicago’s South Side, according to police and community activists.

The shootings occurred about 8:16 p.m. in the city’s Greater Grand Crossing community area on the 500 block of East 75th Street, according to Chicago police. The victims included the mother of the victim that was being memorialized, according to activist Jedidiah Brown. A 12-year-old was also shot, activist Andrew Holmes said.

More details about the victims and the severity of their wounds were not immediately available. Police said all of the wounded were transported to area hospitals.

Police vehicles were still parked in the street about 9:30 p.m. Yellow crime scene tape cordoned off the block as witnesses and neighbors stood in the cold.

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Published 2 hours ago | Updated 4 minutes ago


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