COUNCIL CHRONICLE – Monday morning’s gang-related shooting left at least several people injured and two dead. In an attempt to save others injured in the shooting, the paramedics overlooked an individual who sustained a critical gunshot wound to the head. The Chicago teen was brought to the hospital an hour later but passed away the following day.
Chicago Teen Moved Arms and Feet under the Sheet, Eyewitnesses Declared
Anthony Riccio, Chicago’s Police Department’s First Deputy Superintendent, declared that the paramedics who rendered assistance during Monday’s shooting are currently under investigation.
According to Riccio, on Monday, at around 5 a.m., someone called 911 from the Chicago University Village neighborhood to report an on-going shooting. Unfortunately, the attackers were long gone before the authorities arrived.
However, based on the testimonies of those who witnessed the incident, those who opened fire on the partygoers are from a rival gang. The aftermath is tragic – at least several people injured and two dead.
Eric Carey, a 17-year-old boy who was at the party when hostilities erupted, was declared dead at the scene and covered with a white sheet. However, as the paramedics tended to others, an unidentified woman shouted out to them after seeing the Chicago teen moving his limbs and head under the sheet.
The paramedics quickly performed chest compressions. Later, they loaded the Chicago teen in an ambulance and rushed him to the hospital. Riccio declared that the teen had sustained a catastrophic gunshot wound to the head during the shooting.
At the hospital, Carey was placed on life support. Unfortunately, the Chicago teen passed away on Tuesday, at 1:15 a.m.
Riccio announced that the teen’s death prompted the authorities to launch an investigation in order to determine if the ambulance crew made the right call when pronouncing Carey’s death.
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