by P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times

June 12, 2021

CHICAGO — A mass shooting occurred early Saturday along the busy 75th Street commerce corridor, which connects the Park Manor and Chatham districts on the South Side, killing one person and injuring nine others.

Two individuals approached a group of people standing in a parking lot off the 7500 block of South Prairie Avenue and opened fire, according to Chicago police.  According to CPD, a 29-year-old woman was struck in the leg and abdomen and died after being brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

According to CPD, the other survivors ranged in age from 23 to 46 years old and had gunshot wounds to their arms, legs, feet, and buttocks.  All were deemed to be in good to fair health and transported to hospitals for treatment.

The 75th Street corridor is a vibrant commercial sector that is home to notable Black-owned businesses such as Brown Sugar Bakery — which Vice President Kamala Harris recently visited — and Lem’s Bar-B-Q, the city’s oldest Black-owned BBQ.