Chicago shooting: 8 shot, 1 fatally, at Wrightwood gathering

Eight people were shot, one fatally, in a mass shooting at a gathering in Chicago's Wrightwood neighborhood Friday morning, police said.

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EVELYN HOLMES: Well, that is the question that everyone's asking as that neighborhood remains on edge. Now, as you mentioned, that one man did die as a result of his wounds. Another man remains in critical condition, hospitalized in the hospital after being shot in the head. This as police continue to investigate.

But they haven't said if they believe this attack was targeted or just more neighborhood violence.

An emotional Michelle Chambers says she just had to see where her son nearly lost his life.

MICHELLE CHAMBERS: I just received a phone call saying that my son had been shot. I was calling around trying to find out what's going on.

EVELYN HOLMES: Her 28-year-old son remains hospitalized with a bullet wound to the stomach. He was one of eight people shot during a pop-up party on the city's South Side.

Security camera video captured part of the mass shooting and what followed.

- I saw a bunch of people running in the alley and then I heard gunshots. And then I looked up and I saw a person shooting at a car and they ran into another car.

EVELYN HOLMES: Terrified neighborhood residents say it happened at this dance studio in the 2500 block of West 79th Street. Friends were attending a memorial party for a friend who had been the victim of gun violence.

MICHELLE CHAMBERS: They were here having a good time. They were getting ready to leave. A young lady came to the door. She came in and it looked around, and she stepped out and shots just started.

EVELYN HOLMES: There's gunfire and then several people can be seen running for their lives. A 26-year-old man was shot in the head and killed, and other people ranging in age from 22 to 41 had various injuries.

Chicago Police did recover a pistol with a long clip from an area dumpster and are still investigating the shooting, which follows a spate of attacks, which has US Senator Dick Durbin once again calling for stricter gun control legislation.

DICK DURBIN: We are awash in guns in America. Chicago knows it. Illinois knows it. We all know it. And we know what happens.

EVELYN HOLMES: This as a neighborhood remains on edge and another mother is forced to react to the violence.

MICHELLE CHAMBERS: I'm tired. I'm tired. I'm tired. I'm so tired of this, I really am. I am. The violence, it's killing me. It needs to stop.

EVELYN HOLMES: Well, police say they're looking for at least two gunmen, but so far no one is in custody and no arrests have been made.