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Willowbrook Juneteenth Celebration Tragedy: Legal Support for Victims and Their Families

Photo of the Juneteenth shooting in Willowbrook, Illinois

On June 17, 2023, a horrific shooting incident occurred during an illegally organized Juneteenth celebration in Willowbrook, Illinois, which resulted in one fatality and left 22 others wounded. The tragedy unfolded just after midnight on Sunday at a large gathering in a strip mall parking lot. Details regarding the shooting’s motive and the perpetrators remain elusive.

The Levin & Perconti law firm extends its heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this tragic event. Founder John Perconti and some of our other staff members reside close to this area so this tragedy hits very close to home. Our firm is currently representing one of the victims and is working hard to make sure anyone affected by this tragedy gets justice. We have the experience and resources to investigate claims and are currently representing those injured or emotionally suffering from this event. 

This tragedy raises key questions about safety measures, responsibilities, and organizers’ liability. There could be legal implications if the celebration was approved or sanctioned by nearby businesses. Those affected by this incident may be entitled to seek compensation for their physical, emotional, and psychological suffering.

The shooting occurred in a strip mall parking lot on Route 83 near Honeysuckle Rose Lane. Businesses in the vicinity remain closed as authorities investigate. Among the wounded, four victims were treated at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Our team at Levin & Perconti has extensive experience handling mass shooting lawsuits and advocating for victims of violent incidents. We recognize the emotional toll these events take on victims and their families. Our goal is to shoulder the burden of the legal complexities, allowing you and your family to concentrate on recovery and healing.

If you or a loved one were among those impacted by the Willowbrook Juneteenth mass shooting, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Our firm represents victims of catastrophic tragedies in Chicago and across Illinois and stands ready to offer our legal support and guidance to victims and their families during this distressing time. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation regarding your potential claim.

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