Tragic shooting during Juneteenth celebration leaves at least 20 people injured, one of them dead

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A Shooting at Willowbrook

During a Juneteenth celebration, a tragic incident unfolded, resulting in at least 20 individuals being shot, with one fatality occurring in the early hours of Sunday.

Chaos Erupts on Route 83

Authorities reported that around 12:30 a.m., gunfire erupted on Route 83 near Honeysuckle Rose Lane, where a crowd had gathered to commemorate emancipation day.

An Escalation Leading to Tragedy

An apparent scuffle quickly escalated, culminating in a mass shooting that left witnesses and authorities in shock.

Witnesses Describe Chaotic Scene

Witnesses described a chaotic and terrifying scene as the events unfolded, adding to the sense of tragedy and confusion.

Number of Victims Revised

Initially, it was reported that there were 10 victims, but later it was confirmed that at least 20 people had sustained gunshot injuries.

Loss of Life and Critical Injuries

Tragically, one person lost their life, while two others remain in critical condition as a result of the shooting.

Victims Receive Medical Care

The remaining victims were swiftly transported to county hospitals, including DuPage, Will, and Cook, with injuries ranging from major wounds to gunshot injuries, according to Joe Ostrander, the Tri-State Fire Protection District Battalion Chief.

Police Presence and Ongoing Investigation

This morning, a strong police presence can be observed at the scene as authorities conduct their investigations and carry out necessary procedures.

Cause of Shooting Yet to be Determined

As of now, the cause of the shooting remains unknown, leaving authorities searching for answers. They urge witnesses and anyone with information to contact the phone number 630-407-2400.

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