A man was killed and his wife injured while celebrating the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Chicago
Gyovanny Arzuaga and Yasmin Perez were shot dead on West Division Street on the northwest side at around 9.15pm on Saturday, hours after the parade ended. According to the police, they were ambushed by three men. A Facebook video allegedly about the shooting showed victims being dragged out or falling from a car with a Puerto Rican flag on it.
CHICAGO – The Murder of a man and the beating and shooting of his wife began with a dispute over a minor traffic accident, Chicago police said on Monday.
Video of the death of Gyovanny Arzuaga and the beatings and shootings of Yasmin Perez in Humboldt Park spread on social media at the weekend.
The husband and wife were shot dead on West Division Street on the Northwest Side at around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night. Relatives and friends of the victims said they celebrated the parade in Puerto Rico that ended hours earlier.
“There was a very minor traffic accident and a group of people raved about this particular car,” said Chicago Police Chief Brendan Deenihan. “A group of people swarmed around that particular car, they hit and hit this woman.
Deenihan said the video “doesn’t show everything”.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown commented on the widespread distribution of the video of the attack.
“You are seeing this tragedy in real time on video that is posted that night, practically the moment after, which adds to the tragedy for all the victims’ families,” Brown said.
He said it was unfair for the video to add to the perception that Chicago faces a scourge of violent crime.
“We’re no longer touting this as sensationalization. The country is under a wave of violent crime, but there is a decline in violent homicides and shootings in this city, which is unusual when compared to other major cities that are seeing a sustained increase.” Climax, ”said Brown.