Off-duty Chicago firefighter dies after West Pullman shooting that killed 1 other, injured 4

Off-duty Chicago firefighter dies after West Pullman shooting that killed 1 other, injured 4

CHICAGO — A Chicago firefighter who was wounded in a mass taking pictures in West Pullman after a party final 12 months has died.

Timothy Eiland, 33, a father of 5, was pronounced useless Monday at South Suburban Hospital, in response to the Prepare dinner County medical expert’s workplace.

Hearth officers confirmed Eiland’s passing, saying “this mindless act has modified the material of Tim Eiland’s household, our division and our metropolis.”

Eiland was strolling along with his sister Elishama Wright joking and laughing after a shock party on Sept. 11 when gunfire broke out. As individuals began to scramble, Wright discovered him “on the bottom with blood squirting from his face,” she informed the Chicago Solar-Instances on the time.

She ducked again into the constructing within the 300-block of East Kensington Avenue till the taking pictures stopped, then rushed exterior to see about her brother and daughter, who have been two of six individuals shot within the assault.

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Eiland was shot within the face and initially taken to the College of Chicago Medical Heart in vital situation.

Additionally killed was Schenia Smith, 42, a mom from Dolton, who was shot in an arm and armpit.

Wright’s 15-year-old daughter, Divine O’Neal, was wounded in an arm. Three males have been additionally wounded.

In September, Wright described her brother as “an superior fireman, an superior husband, an superior good friend” and was identified for his humorousness. His father was a firefighter, too.

The video within the participant above is from an earlier report.

(Supply: Solar-Instances Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Solar-Instances 2022.)

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