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At least 14 people were wounded in a mass shooting at a funeral home on Chicago's South Side on Tuesday night, police said at a news briefing.

The big picture: The shooting happened one day after President Trump threatened to send federal law enforcement into other cities run by Democrats — including Chicago, where Homeland Security was reportedly drafting plans to send some 150 federal agents this week.

  • About 2,000 Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard and Transportation Security Administration officials have been on standby for deployment to cities, per the New York Times.

What they're saying: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted on Tuesday night, "Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump's troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents."

What's happening: Chicago Police First Deputy Eric Carter said shots were fired about 6:30pm from a black vehicle toward attendees at the funeral home at 1018 W. 79th Street. "Attendees of the funeral exchanged gunfire with the black vehicle," he said.

  • Shots continued to be fired as the vehicle drove down the road before it crashed. The occupants fled, but police have a suspect in custody.
  • The victims were hospitalized, but police could not give any information on their conditions.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Philadelphia officials will release 911 tapes and body camera footage involving the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced at a briefing Wednesday.

The big picture: Wallace's death Monday sparked massive protests in the city and the Pennsylvania National Guard was mobilized Tuesday to quell unrest. A curfew that was imposed in Philadelphia from 9 p.m. Wednesday was due to expire at 6 a.m. Thursday.

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President Biden said Friday that "it's not the time to relax" coronavirus mitigation efforts and warned that the number of cases and hospitalizations could rise again as new variants of the virus emerge.

Why it matters: Biden, who made the remarks after touring a vaccination site in Houston, echoed CDC director Rochelle Walensky, who said earlier on Friday that while the U.S. has seen a recent drop in cases and hospitalizations, "these declines follow the highest peak we have experienced in the pandemic."

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