belmont cragin shooting 3 Killed After Fight at Belmont Cragin Bar, 4th Injured

Belmont  Shooting: 3 Murdered After Bar Fight, 4th Gravely Injured

Belmont  Shooting: The three victims of a shooting that took place early on Sunday on the city’s Northwest Side have been named. According to Chicago police, there were also four critically injured people.

At 2:26 in the morning, a shooting was reported to have taken place at West Melrose Street and North Central Avenue in the Belmont Cragin area. Shots were fired as a fight at a neighborhood tavern spilled onto the street. The alleged gunman sped away from the area in a shadowy SUV.

Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office reported that Ricky Vera and Mario Pozuelos, 50 and 26 respectively, were shot in the head and torso and pronounced dead at the site. Police and the medical examiner’s office reported that Mercedes Tavares, 24, was brought to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was later declared dead.


According to authorities, a 25-year-old lady who had been shot in the head was taken in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. According to a family friend, the victim who is still alive is Vera’s daughter, who has subsequently undergone a 12-hour operation.

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Rick will give you the shirt off his back, according to a friend of the Vera family named Oscar Ortiz. Excellent father, an excellent father-in-law, an excellent brother, and an excellent husband. Following the gunfire, people can be seen racing down North Central Avenue in new surveillance footage.

More than a dozen rounds were fired, according to neighbors. More than a dozen shots were fired, according to neighbors we spoke with. Jesus Hernandez, a neighbor, reported hearing numerous individuals yelling.

“I’m not secure. Why, though, am I feeling that way? “Rosario Villalobos, a neighbor, was also added. Oscar Ortiz is left to think about the loss of a close friend who was snatched from his family and friends as candles now mark the place of the tragedy and crime scene tape still encircles a tree.

“How do you continue? You diligently complete it minute by minute “explained Ortiz. “He was just a joyful, joyful soul.” Detectives were looking over security footage, according to Police Commander Joseph Brennan.

He omitted to specify which of the two nearby bars was the scene of the altercation. He claimed that several bullet casings were found at the spot. Area Five detectives are investigating because no one is in custody. Police waited a while before disclosing more details about the shooting.