Shot during a Juneteenth celebration

One person has died after at least 20 people were shot outside a suburban Illinois shopping center overnight as hundreds gathered for a June 16 celebration. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. on Route 83 near Honeysuckle Lane in Willowbrook, Illinois, Battalion Chief Joe Ostrander of the Tri-State Fire Protection District told WLS. Shot during a Juneteenth celebration outside Illinois shopping center, 1 killed and many injured.

Witnesses said the massive crowd of more than 300 people had gathered for a June 16 celebration that turned violent. Two people who were shot are reported to be in critical condition, according to local reports. Firefighters say others suffered ‘scratch injuries’. One person died as a result of the shooting, NBC Chicago reported, citing Dupage County sheriff’s officials.

It was supposed to be like a June 16 celebration; We started hearing gunshots, so we went down until they stopped,” witness Markeshia Avery said. ‘They just kept going. After that, we literally scattered. Emergency services responded to a shooting outside the Willowbrook shopping center in Illinois after gunfire erupted during a street takeover attended by at least 300 people overnight.


A massive police presence remained at the scene at 5:30 a.m. and is investigating. The shooting in Illinois was just one of several acts of violence overnight this holiday weekend with Father’s Day on Sunday and June 16 on Monday. one minor was killed after at least 10 people under the age of 18 were shot in St. Louis, Missouri, early Sunday morning.

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The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting occurred in the area of Washington Avenue and 14th Street around 1:45 a.m. m., KMOV-TV reported. Witnesses told KMOV that the shooting took place inside a building. One of the teens was pronounced dead at the scene. The names of the victims and the conditions of those injured in the shooting were not immediately available.

Five people were injured in a shooting near a Washington state campsite that was hosting a music festival Saturday night, police said. The Grant Count Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the camp area near the small town of George, 149 miles east of Seattle. Officers pursued the suspect, who was later taken into custody.


Five victims suffered gunshot wounds, the sheriff’s office said in a social media post. The names and conditions of the victims were not immediately available. Police said a nearby concert was taking place as planned. KREM-TV reported that the concert was an electronic dance music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre.

Organizers of the Beyond Wonderland festival posted a tweet asking concertgoers to avoid a specific gate to the camp, but said there was no danger. A state trooper and a suspect were killed Saturday afternoon in a shooting in central Pennsylvania, hours after the suspect seriously injured another trooper, state police said.

Juniata County police said a man confronted officers around 12:45 p.m. near the Lewistown barracks and shot a soldier, who was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Authorities found the man shortly before 3 p.m. in Walker Township. The names of the officer and the suspect who died and the name and condition of the injured officer were not immediately available. Authorities said late Saturday that there was no threat to the public.


Eight injured in shooting at pool party at California home

Eight people were injured in a shooting that took place over a poolside area at a Southern California home on Saturday. Police responded to the scene in Carson, south of Los Angeles, shortly after midnight to find the victims ranging in age from 16 to 24.

Five were found at the home with injuries to their heads, backs, and upper and lower bodies, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The victims were taken to hospitals and two are in critical condition. Authorities said they received a call two minutes after a vehicle crashed into a nearby wall. They found a 16-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the statement. More than a dozen detectives are investigating, authorities said.Read More……


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