5 shot, 1 fatally, in Chicago mass shooting; $10K reward offered
CHICAGO - Five people were shot, one fatally, early Sunday in the Gresham neighborhood.
The shooting occurred in the 1800 block of West 78th Street.
At about 12:20 a.m., multiple people were struck by gunfire coming from a vehicle, police said.
Tacara Tunstall, 19, was shot in the chest and arm. She was transported to St. Bernard Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.
A 17-year-old girl was shot in the back, and transported to an area hospital in serious condition.
An 18-year-old man was shot in the arm, and transported to an area hospital in fair condition.
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A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm, and transported to an area hospital in fair condition.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the torso, and transported to an area hospital in fair condition.
No one is currently in custody.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church announced the $10,000 reward Monday.
"When do we decide that this is not the way to handle anger, when does this become a reality?" Pfleger said in a statement announcing the award. "It’s sad. We need help in the community. But we will not tolerate the shooting and killing of our children."
Anyone with information was asked to call Area 2 detectives at 312-747-8273.
The shooting happened in the 6th police district, which covers part of Auburn Park and the South Englewood and Chatham neighborhoods. Shootings in the district are down 27% over last year, from 193 to 141 through Aug. 7, according to police statistics. Murders are down 27% over the same period, from 52 to 38.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.