A couple was shot and killed during the Puerto Rican festival in Chicago: he died at the scene. His girlfriend's condition is critical.
A video broadcast on social networks showed the exact moment of the alleged attack. The images show a group of men attacking the crew of a black vehicle flying the Puerto Rican flag.
Gyovanny Arzuaga, a 24-year-old Puerto Rican national, was shot and killed during the Puerto Rico Day Parade in Humboldt Park, Chicago, on Saturday night.
His partner, a 25-year-old woman, was with Arzuaga at the time of the attack, in the 3200 block of West Division Street. Although he did not die at the scene, he was seriously injured and is currently in serious condition at Stroger Hospital, reported the local press.
A video broadcast on social networks showed the exact moment of the alleged attack. In the images, a group of men is seen attacking the crew of a black vehicle flying the Puerto Rican flag.
The recording shows that at least six individuals participated in the attack. They were beating the crew of the vehicle. Still, the group dispersed from one moment to another because one of the assailants took out a firearm and began to shoot at the people inside the car.
The last seconds are the most graphic of the video, as they show how the couple who were boarding the car was shot at point-blank range and close range by a man wearing a white sleeveless shirt and beige shorts. He shot them while they lay on the ground next to the driver's door.
"The victims could not provide more details of the incident due to the seriousness of their injuries," the police detailed in a press release, where they also reported that so far, no person had been arrested for these events.
Even though on social networks, it was ensured that the images corresponding to the point, no authority has confirmed its veracity.
Arzuaga was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The woman, identified as Yasmin Pérez, was injured in the neck and was transferred to the same hospital in critical condition.
On Sunday, a group of people erected a monument near the scene of the shooting. Among them were the loved ones of the victims, who lit candles and left balloons and bouquets in honor of Gyovanny Arzuaga.
"He was just there to have a good time and come home," said his friend, Jae Pacheco, to the American media.
"He was an incredible friend. He was very loving, "added Pacheco. These were just good vibes, good people.
A GoFundMe page created to cover the cost of Arzuaga's funeral detailed that he and his girlfriend were celebrating the Puerto Rico People's Day Parade in Humboldt Park when they were attacked.
Unfortunately, Gu died on arrival at the hospital.Yasmin is in critical condition from a gunshot wound to the neck. Please keep them, as well as their children and their families, in your thoughts and prayers throughout this time.