VIOLENT WEEKEND IN CHICAGO: Tyquan Tyler, 13, was one of two people killed, in weekend violence in Chicago. Thirteen others were wounded in shootings around the Windy City overnight, from Montrose Avenue south to 97th Street, the Chicago Tribune reports. Tyquan Tyler was at a party with his 19 year old sister, on South Rhodes Avenue, when a fight broke out about 1:20 a.m. police said.
Two other boys, 14 and 15, were shot and wounded while playing basketball on the South Side and a man was shot after a funeral party, also on the South Side, police said. The spree of shootings followed a violent night Friday through Saturday morning when a 14-year-old boy was killed and 13 other people were wounded.
On Saturday, Chicago police said they collected more than 5,500 weapons — ranging from assault weapons to BB guns and replicas — during an annual gun buy-back program. So many guns were turned in, police say they ran out of gift cards to hand out. Source
The newspaper reports that two people ran from the fight but someone pulled a gun and fired, hitting Tyquan Tyler. He was pronounced dead at 3 a.m. Why was a 13 year old child at a party at that time of the morning?