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Mother of Chicago mass shooting victim speaks out, believes attack was hate crime: ‘they all played dead’

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The mother of one of the victims who he survived a mass shooting this week he’s talking.

The mother did not want her identity revealed for security reasons, but says she believes this targeted attack was a robbery and a hate crime because her son and his friends are transgender.

He believes there is a connection between at least one of the victims and one of the shooters.

Five people were killed in an apartment on Monday afternoon South bank near 78th and Exchange. Two people were killed and three others were injured. Three of the victims are transgender.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the two deceased as Alexsandra Olmo, 43, and Jael Burgos, 20.

The mother tells FOX 32 that two gunmen broke down the door to the apartment and demanded everyone come ashore and give them money.

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“They shouldn’t be walking around. They could still kill anyone, they don’t have a good heart,” he said of the shooters.

The mother told FOX 32 that her son, who identifies as a female, was shot seven times: four times in the upper body, twice in the face and once near the eardrum.

The gunmen fled and left the victims behind.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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