On Juneteenth, Gyovanni Arzuaga and his partner, Yasmin Perez, were dragged out of their vehicle in Chicago, Illinois, and shot as they were celebrating Puerto Rican People’s Day.
A video caught on a Facebook live stream shows that a group of six Black American males swarm their vehicle. Arzuaga, age 24, was shot dead at point-blank range and Perez, age 25, was shot, but survived and is in critical condition.
A friend of Arzuaga named Jae Pacheco said, “He was just there to have a good time and go back home.” They apparently had plans to hang out after the festivities.
“He was just about being around good vibes, being around good people,” Pacheco continued.
According to ABC 7, 49 people were shot throughout the weekend.
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