(NBC Chicago) – Ten people were shot, two fatally, while gathered on Chicago’s Southwest Side Sunday at a vigil for the victim of another deadly shooting, drawing more outcry over the use of assault weapons in the city.
The shooting occurred around 5:17 p.m. near the intersection of W. 46th Pl. and S. Rockwell St. in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood, according to police.
The victims were at a memorial for a deadly shooting that had occurred earlier in the day when bullets were fired anew, Deputy Police Superintendent Kevin Navarro said at a news conference.
Two people emerged from an alley east of the vigil — in memory of a 26-year-old man killed around 4:30 a.m. in that same block — and opened fire with rifles, Navarro said. The attack was believed to be a gang-related retaliation, according to police.
Two adults, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene. Eight other victims were taken to several area hospitals, authorities said. Details on their conditions or injuries were not immediately available.