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Video: Young Father Gyovanny Arzuaga shot and killed during Puerto Rican Pride celebration in Humboldt Park



Over the weekend, a man was killed and a woman was left in critical condition following a shooting in Humboldt Park, which occurred right in front of crowds celebrating the Puerto Rican People’s Day.

A video recording of the incident was obtained by FOX3, and the person who captured it on their live stream spoke to them about it. However, this individual declined to reveal their identity due to concerns about potential retaliation.

The disturbing murder, which claimed the life of a young father, was one of two shootings that occurred near the intersection of Division Street and Kedzie Avenue during that same weekend.

A memorial for the victim, Gyovanny Arzuaga, was set up at the location where the shooting took place, with signs reading “Happy Father’s Day” and “Rest in peace, Gyo.”

The tragic incident occurred on Saturday night, with footage from a Facebook Live video showing the street filled with people celebrating Puerto Rican culture around 9 p.m. on that same night.

Following the Puerto Rican People’s Parade earlier in the day, caravans of people continued to gather and travel through the streets.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot were present at the parade on Saturday.

However, as the night progressed, a violent incident erupted. Individuals were seen congregating around a vehicle at the intersection of Division Street and Spaulding Avenue, with multiple cars passing by. Suddenly, gunshots were heard, causing the crowd to scatter.

A man then proceeded to pull out a gun and shoot two individuals outside of the SUV, as shown in the video footage.

The shooter rapidly fired his weapon before fleeing the scene. The victim, Gyovanny Arzuaga, sustained a gunshot wound to the head and later passed away at AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.

According to a GoFundMe page, the woman who was critically injured in the shooting alongside Gyovanny Arzuaga was Yasmin Perez, the mother of his children.

She sustained a gunshot wound to the neck and is currently in critical condition at Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Unfortunately, this tragic incident was just one of several shootings that took place in Humboldt Park over the weekend.

In another incident, which occurred at 12:56 a.m. on Sunday, a woman was shot in the head after a minor traffic accident in the 1200 block of North Kedzie Avenue.

A 33-year-old man who was walking nearby was also shot in the back during the incident and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition. Both victims remained alive as of Sunday night.

Additionally, a 28-year-old woman was shot in the right hand in a parking lot in the 1100 block of North Kedzie Avenue just before 3 a.m. on Sunday.

She was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth in good condition. As of now, no one has been apprehended in connection with any of these shootings. On Sunday, the police presence in Humboldt Park was heightened due to the recent wave of violence.

Since Friday evening, a total of 10 individuals had been injured in shootings in the neighborhood, and two had tragically lost their lives.