RO: Chicago continues to be plagued by senseless violence. During this past weekend, more than 40 people
were shot and at least four others were killed according to the Chicago Tribune.
On Saturday night, an 11-year-old girl, Shaniya Adams, was killed while she made s’mores during a sleepover with friends. Apparently, someone fired a gun shortly after 9 p.m. and a bullet went through a wall and struck Adams in the head. She died the following morning.
Within a 12-hour period, 22 people were shot in the city. A 43-year-old woman was shot in the leg after getting out of a cab; a 24-year-old was shot in the chest and died; a 21-year-old man was shot several times and rushed to West Suburban Medical Center where he later died; and a 30-year-old man was found shot to death in the South Austin neighborhood.
More than 207 people have been shot 2014, and 23 have been murdered thus far in July alone. Chicago authorities and political leaders have yet to find a solution to the ongoing problem of rampant violence in the city.
A suspect has been arrested for posing as a veterinarian and Houston police are asking for those who used his services to come forward to report such interactions.
The suspect, Wilfredo Gutierrez (H/m, 26), is charged with unlawful practicing of medicine in Harris County Criminal Court #2. A photo of Gutierrez is attached to this news release.
HPD Major Offenders Division Senior Police Officer S. Hollifield, assigned to the Animal Cruelty Unit, reported:
During an animal cruelty investigation, it was learned an individual (Gutierrez) was possibly practicing veterinary medicine without a license. HPD investigators then contacted and worked with the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Investigators learned Gutierrez was using business names such as DogSmart Veterinary Services, Wilfredo Gutierrez Pet Services and Mobile Vet Vaccinations. He advertised using the phone number of 832-748-2437 and provided veterinary services in pet owners’ homes. Among the services provided, Gutierrez was giving what he claimed were rabies and canine distemper vaccines, treating injuries and dispensing medications.
Gutierrez, who does not have a license to practice veterinary medicine, was arrested on July 16 without incident. Patient treatment cards were found in his possession indicating he provided services for numerous pets of unsuspecting citizens.
As a result, investigators believe there are numerous citizens whose pets were treated by Gutierrez and are not protected from diseases because the origin of his vaccines are unknown. Those citizens are encouraged to come forward to report treatments from Gutierrez to the HPD Major Offenders Division Animal Cruelty Unit at 713-308-3100.