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cPacket Networks Rounds Out Solution by Adding Packet-to-Flow Gateway, Extensible Storage, and Self-Encrypted Drives

 New cProbe® and Additions to Existing cStor® Family Enable New Use Cases and Offer More Options for Customers

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — cPacket Networks, a leading provider of AIOps-ready network-aware application performance and security assurance, has launched the new cProbe® series appliance. cProbe is a purpose-built device designed to collect packet-data from the network, construct flow-data out of it, and export it in standard (NetFlow/IPFIX) format to be consumed by security and performance tools, flow collectors, and analytics applications. This enables network operators to monitor bandwidth identifying client devices, applications consuming most bandwidth, policy shaping, capacity planning, identifying throughput bottlenecks, containing shadow-IT, and using the data for security analysis. cProbe-V® provides the same capabilities in virtualized and multi-cloud environments.

There are many applications across the enterprise IT and service providers that require flow-data for extended network visibility,said Nadeem Zahid, VP of Product Management at cPacket Networks. “cPacket cProbe provides superior performance, better efficiency, and lower costs compared to mechanisms such as flow-export licenses with traditional packet brokers, which is expensive and does not scale.”

cPacket also adds the cPacket Extensible Storage (CES) capability to its existing cStor® series packet capture appliances. CES adds external storage capacity of up to 1.6 Petabytes for retaining packet data for compliance and security forensics; desired by financial services, healthcare, and other regulated industries.

Additionally, cStor now offers a Self-Encrypted Drives (SED) option for storing the packet data in a secure manner.

To learn more, visit cProbe and cStor product pages.

About cPacket Networks
cPacket enables IT through network-aware application performance and security assurance across the distributed hybrid environment. Our AIOps-ready single-pane-of-glass analytics provide the deep network visibility required for today’s complex IT environments. With cPacket, you can efficiently manage, secure, and future-proof your network – enabling digital transformation. cPacket solutions are fully reliable, tightly integrated, and consistently simple. cPacket enables organizations around the world to keep their business running. Our cutting-edge technology enables network, application, and security teams to proactively identify issues before negatively impacting the business. The result: increased security, reduced complexity, and increased operational efficiency.

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WillScot Announces $500 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering

BALTIMORE, June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WillScot Corporation (Nasdaq: WSC) (“WillScot”), a specialty rental services market leader providing innovative modular space and portable storage solutions across North America, today announced that its indirect subsidiary, Picasso Finance Sub Inc. (“Issuer”), plans to offer up to $500 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2025 (the “Notes”). WillScot intends to use the offering proceeds, together with funds from WillScot’s fully committed $2.4 billion ABL credit facility, to be entered into at the closing of the Merger (as defined below), to repay all outstanding indebtedness under its existing ABL Facility and Mobile Mini Inc.’s (“Mobile Mini”) existing ABL Facility, repay all of Mobile Mini’s outstanding senior notes, and repay all of Williams Scotsman International, Inc.’s (“WSII”) senior secured notes due 2022 (collectively, the “Refinancing Transactions”), in connection with WillScot’s pending merger with Mobile Mini (the “Merger” or the “Proposed Transaction”), and to pay fees and expenses related to the Refinancing Transactions and the Merger.

The Issuer, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WSII, was formed to issue notes to facilitate the Refinancing Transactions in connection with the Merger. If the offering is consummated, the initial purchasers will deposit the gross offering proceeds into an escrow account. Upon consummation of the Merger and the satisfaction of other conditions, the escrowed proceeds will be released to complete the Refinancing Transactions and pay Refinancing Transaction and Merger related fees and expenses. Upon the closing of the Merger, the Issuer will also merge with and into WSII, with WSII continuing as the surviving corporation, and WSII will assume the obligations of the Issuer under the Notes and the indenture governing the Notes. If the Merger is not completed by a specified date or certain other events occur, the Notes will be subject to a special mandatory redemption.

The Notes are being offered in a private placement transaction to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.  This press release does not constitute an offer to sell any security and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The words “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “shall,” “outlook” and variations of these words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. Certain of these forward-looking statements relate to the proposed business combination (the “Proposed Transaction”) involving WillScot and Mobile Mini, including: expected scale; operating efficiency; stockholder, employee and customer benefits; key assumptions; timing of closing; the amount and timing of revenue and expense synergies; future financial benefits and operating results; and integration spend, which reflects management’s beliefs, expectations and objectives as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside our control, which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Although WillScot believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that any such forward-looking statement will materialize. Important factors that may affect actual results or outcomes include, among others, our ability to acquire and integrate new assets and operations; our ability to achieve planned synergies related to acquisitions; our ability to manage growth and execute our business plan; our estimates of the size of the markets for our products; the rate and degree of market acceptance of our products; the success of other competing modular space and portable storage solutions that exist or may become available; rising costs adversely affecting our profitability (including cost increases resulting from tariffs); potential litigation involving our company; general economic and market conditions impacting demand for our products and services; implementation of tax reform; our ability to implement and maintain an effective system of internal controls; and such other risks and uncertainties described in the periodic reports we file with the SEC from time to time (including our Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2019 and our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020), which are available through the SEC’s EDGAR system at www.sec.gov and on our website. Any forward-looking statement speaks only at the date on which it is made, and WillScot disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Important Information About the Proposed Transaction

In connection with the Proposed Transaction, WillScot filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (No. 333-237746), originally filed on April 17, 2020, which includes a prospectus of the Company and a joint proxy statement of the Company and Mobile Mini (the “joint proxy statement/prospectus”). The registration statement was declared effective by the SEC on May 5, 2020, and WillScot and Mobile Mini commenced mailing the joint proxy statement/prospectus on or about May 8, 2020. Each party will file other documents regarding the Proposed Transaction with the SEC. No offering of securities shall be made, except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT STOCKHOLDERS SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain these documents (if and when available) free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The documents filed by the Company with the SEC may also be obtained free of charge from the Company by requesting them by mail at WillScot Corporation, 901 S. Bond Street, Suite 600, Baltimore, Maryland 21231. The documents filed by Mobile Mini may also be obtained free of charge from Mobile Mini by requesting them by mail at Mobile Mini, Inc. 4646 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

Participants in the Solicitation

WillScot, Mobile Mini, their respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees and certain of their respective significant stockholders may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the Proposed Transaction. Information about WillScot’s directors and executive officers is available in WillScot’s proxy statement, dated March 20, 2020, as supplemented by the supplement dated April 13, 2020, for the 2020 Annual Meeting and WillScot’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on March 2, 2020. Information about Mobile Mini’s directors and executive officers is available in Mobile Mini’s proxy statement, dated March 16, 2020 as supplemented by the supplement dated April 10, 2020, for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Mobile Mini’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on February 3, 2020. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holding or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the Proposed Transaction when they become available. Investors should read the joint proxy statement/prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from the SEC, WillScot or Mobile Mini as indicated above.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Contact Information

Investor Inquiries:

Mark Barbalato
investors@willscot.com

Media Inquiries:

Scott Junk
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Bombardier Concludes Sale of the CRJ Series Regional Jet Program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

MONTREAL, June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) confirmed today the closing of the previously announced sale of the CRJ Series aircraft program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) (TOKYO:7011) for a cash consideration of approximately $550 million, subject to post-closing adjustments and the assumption of liabilities by MHI related to credit and residual value guarantees and lease subsidies amounting to approximately $200 million. Under the agreement, the Corporation’s net beneficial interest in the Regional Aircraft Securitization Program (RASPRO), which is valued at approximately $170 million, has been transferred to MHI.

Through this sale, MHI acquires the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft, including the related services and support network located in Montréal, Québec, and Toronto, Ontario, and its service centres located in Bridgeport, West Virginia, and Tucson, Arizona, as well as the type certificates.

Bombardier will continue to supply components and spare parts and will assemble the remaining 15 CRJ aircraft in the backlog as of March 31, 2020 on behalf of MHI until the complete delivery of the current backlog, expected in the second half of 2020.

Bombardier retains certain liabilities representing a portion of the credit and residual value guarantees totalling $288 million as of March 31, 2020. This amount is largely fixed and not subject to future changes in aircraft value and is mainly payable by Bombardier over the next four years.

About Bombardier
With over 60,000 employees across two business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in over 25 countries across the segments of Aviation and Transportation. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, Bombardier posted revenues of $15.8 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Bombardier Inc. Bombardier Inc.
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Global Poverty Set for Alarming Increase, Analysts Warn

 

The forecasts make for dismal reading. The coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the globe but one of the most alarming consequences of the potentially deadly pathogen will be a likely dramatic increase in poverty.

According to major charities, banks and international agencies, as many as 420 million more people will slip into poverty this year — and as many as 60 million of them could be propelled into extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.90 per day.

The pandemic risks reversing all the gains made in the past decade to reduce global poverty — a step back that will see more children dying of preventable diseases, or their educations curtailed and their life prospects stunted. Global poverty will actually increase for the first time, for a very, very long time,” said Homi Kharas, a vice president at the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based research group.

 

Kharas is a former World Bank staffer and lead author of an ambitious, groundbreaking 2013 report for the U.N. secretary-general on how to eradicate poverty through sustainable development. He told VOA the damage won’t just be “a temporary phenomenon,” but one with “long-lasting consequences.” It isn’t, Kharas said, just an issue of immediate hunger. He says there will be a devastating impact “on the opportunities that children and families have going forward.”

Since 1990, one-quarter of the world’s population has risen out of extreme poverty, partly due to globalization, increased trade and economic activity, say analysts. Before the pandemic struck, less than 10 percent of the world’s population were enduring extreme poverty.  The number of children dying from the preventable causes of hunger  and disease every day had reduced from 35,000 to 15,000. The pandemic will likely doom any chance that extreme poverty will be eradicated by 2030, a U.N. goal.

The charity Save the Children and UNICEF, the U.N. agency responsible for overseeing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide, has warned that without urgent action, the number of children living in poor households across low- and middle-income countries could increase by 15%, to reach 672 million, a jump of 86 million. Nearly two-thirds of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. But countries across Europe and Central Asia could also see the most significant increase, up to 44 % across the region. Latin America and the Caribbean could witness a 22%  jump.

 

“The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented socioeconomic crisis that is draining resources for families all over the world,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF executive director. “The scale and depth of financial hardship among families threatens to roll back years of progress in reducing child poverty and to leave children deprived of essential services. Without concerted action, families barely getting by could be pushed into poverty, and the poorest families could face levels of deprivation that have not been seen for decades,” she added in a statement last week.

“The shocking poverty impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will hit children hard,” says Inger Ashing, the CEO of Save the Children International. “Children are highly vulnerable to even short periods of hunger and malnutrition — potentially affecting them for their whole life. If we act now and decisively, we can prevent and contain the pandemic threat facing the poorest countries and some of the most vulnerable children,” she added. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The World Bank aims to help vulnerable communities by providing grants and loans to both individuals and businesses, as well as suspending debt payments for some of the world’s poorest countries. Overall, it has pledged at least $160 billion to combat the virus so far.

The normal “coping mechanisms” the poor have fallen back on traditionally to lessen the impact of a shock, like a poor harvest, drought or other catastrophic weather event, are now fraying. With the economic consequences of the global pandemic hitting everyone at once, friends or families can’t provide rollover help. There is not extra work to be had; the poor generally don’t have jobs they can do remotely, working from home.

 

Even relatives overseas are being affected, meaning they can’t provide temporary handouts in the form of remittances, money sent back home, to stave off destitution. The World Bank estimates that global remittances from migrant workers could drop by 20%, about $100 billion, this year.

The U.N. World Food Program predicts that acute hunger will double. The agency’s executive director, David Beasley, last month warned the Security Council that the pandemic is sparking “the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two.” He is especially concerned about countries that are already mired in conflict or are suffering impact from climate change. He warned of famines of “biblical proportions.”

The signs of distress are already obvious. They were on vivid display in India in March when millions of migrant laborers fled locked down cities and trudged back hundreds of kilometers to their villages in a human displacement normally only seen in wartime. The Brookings vice president, Kharas, says he worries about India a little less than parts of Africa. The World Bank predicts that African government revenues will plunge from 12- to 16% this year.

“I’m less concerned about India because it has a reasonably well-functioning government,” he said. “They’ve got a social safety net. And the government has announced quite a significant program to distribute funds to people who are being hit hard.” He said thanks to digital accounts, the Delhi government can transfer money directly through mobile phones. India, like countries in South Asia, have broader tax bases, too, and “have the channels and the instruments to be able to alleviate some of poverty, whereas in many African countries, to be honest, they don’t.”

 

The focus of his anxiety currently is east Africa, parts of which are also trying to cope with a locust plague. A collapse in tourism and a massive reduction in trade are upending public finances, which are also much more dependent on commodity prices, he said.

Poor countries will need help from the rich. Will that happen? “There are plenty of calls for debt relief, for a new issuance of special drawing rights from the International Monetary Fund,” he said. And this stage, Kharas said, “It is difficult to be precise about the needs as the spread of the virus in developing countries has come later and there is still a lot that’s not known about the overall public health and economic impact of the virus in developing countries,” he added.

So far, the IMF and World Bank have lent $26 billion in all to poorer countries to cope with the impact of the virus. Some analysts worry that talks about debt relief are moving too slowly. Larissa Pelham and Nigel Timmins of Oxfam, a British charity, said the “current crisis calls for a response on an unprecedented scale.” They added that $2.5 trillion in debt relief and special drawing rights will be needed to support developing economies to withstand the impacts of coronavirus.

Will the richer countries step up, especially when they’re struggling with their public finances and pouring cash in to shore up their flagging economies?

Kharas draws some comfort from the fact that the advanced countries have found money to subsidize their economies, revealing what is possible. And by stepping up, “We will make everyone, including ourselves, better off. So it’s not that we’re losing. We do get a return and in some cases, a very handsome return, both in terms of increased economic activity, which benefits us, and a reduction in war and violence.”

 

Source: Voice of America

 

WHO Declares Latin America the New COVID Epicenter

Latin America is the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization declared Monday, as the region’s daily death rate now exceeds that in either the United States or Europe.

The WHO said Monday there are nearly 938,000 COVID-19 related cases throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and almost 50,000 deaths a day. Brazil, Chile and Ecuador lead Central and South America with the most cases.

In the United States, COVID-19 has killed about 26,000 nursing home residents, the government reports, accounting for nearly one-fourth of all U.S. deaths from the disease. About 450 nursing home staffers have also died of COVID-19.

“This data, and anecdotal reports across the country, clearly show that nursing homes have been devastated by the virus,” CDC Director Robert Redfield and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chief Seema Verma said in a letter to state governors.

COVID-19 is especially devastating to the elderly, many of whom already have other health issues. Some experts say the number of COVID cases in nursing homes could be undercounted because some of the deaths may be attributed to other causes.

 

Federal officials are recommending one-time tests for all nursing home residents and staff and weekly follow-up tests. Verma also says nursing facilities must take “extreme caution” before deciding whether to reopen their doors to visitors.

She also says her office is increasing penalties on nursing homes that fail to take the proper precautions against infections.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities reported a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on the same day they announced the country has 3,200 COVID-19 cases.

The DRC health ministry said it found six cases in a region along the Congo River on the border with the Republic of Congo. This comes just as the DRC was planning to declare the end of an earlier Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, in the eastern DRC.

The Ebola and COVID-19 outbreaks in the DRC come on top of what experts say is the world’s largest measles outbreak.

Meanwhile, more world tourist sites started to welcome visitors again Monday. They include the Florida Keys, the Coliseum in Rome, Greek hotels, beaches in Turkey, and museums in the Netherlands. But all visitors are still urged to take appropriate precautions.

 

Source: Voice of America

Death Toll Grows in National Protests

One man was the beloved owner of a Louisville barbecue restaurant who made sure to provide free meals to officers. Another was a man known as “Mr. Indianapolis,” a former star football player. Yet another was a federal officer working security during a protest.

They are among the people who have been killed as protests roiled American cities in the week since 46-year-old George Floyd died when a white officer jammed his knee into the back of the black man’s neck.

The deaths have at times been overshadowed by the shocking images of chaos engulfing cities across America, from heavy-handed riot police tactics to violence, vandalism and arson. Tens of thousands have marched peacefully in demonstrations against police brutality and racism.

 

Many of the people killed were African Americans, compounding the tragedy for black families to lose more members of their community amid the unrest.

Dozens more have been hurt in various altercations — vehicles plowing into crowds, police officers suffering head injuries and broken bones and protesters ending up in emergency rooms with a variety of injuries from the melees.

The death toll and circumstances surrounding the killings are still being sorted out in many cities, but here is what we know about the cases so far:

Louisville

As local police and the National Guard sought to disperse a crowd early Monday, they heard gunshots and returned fire, killing the owner of a barbecue restaurant, David McAtee. The mayor has since terminated the city’s police chief after finding out that officers on the scene did not activate their body cameras. The state police and the U.S. attorney also are investigating.

The 53-year-old McAtee was an African American man known for offering free meals to officers who stopped by.

“We lost a wonderful citizen named David McAtee,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. “David was a friend to many, a well-known Barbecue man.”

The protests in Louisville have centered not just on Floyd’s killing but also the death of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed in her home in Louisville in March. The 26-year-old EMT was shot eight times by narcotics detectives who knocked down her front door as they attempted to enforce a search warrant. No drugs were found in the home.

Oakland

A federal law enforcement officer was providing security at the federal courthouse in Oakland during a protest when someone fired shots from a vehicle.

Dave Patrick Underwood, 53, died and another officer was critically injured in the shooting.

It was not immediately clear if the drive-by shooting was related to the protests, though the federal building’s glass doors were smashed and the front entrance was sprayed with anti-police graffiti.

 

Underwood, who was black, and the other officer were contracted security officers and employed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service; they were monitoring a nearby protest.

No one has been arrested and a motive for the shooting has not yet been determined.

Underwood was the brother of Angela Underwood Jacobs, recently a Republican candidate to fill a vacant U.S. congressional district north of Los Angeles.

Indianapolis

Two people were killed over the weekend amid unrest in Indianapolis, including 38-year-old Chris Beaty, a former offensive lineman for Indiana University.

Beaty was known as “Mr. Indianapolis” and remained involved with the Hoosiers long after his graduation. He also was a prominent businessman in the city and ran multiple nightclubs.

“I am at a loss for words. The news of the passing of Chris Beaty is just devastating,” coach Tom Allen said in a statement. “Since I returned home to coach at Indiana, Chris embraced me, encouraged me and supported me! His passion for life and Indiana Football energized me every time we were together.”

The circumstances of his shooting weren’t immediately clear but some media reports said it happened near an apartment where he lived. It also occurred the same night that an 18-year-old man also was fatally shot as protests broke out in the city.

Minneapolis

In what is believed to be the first killing since the protests broke out, a 43-year-old black man was fatally shot outside a pawn shop as rioting broke out last week in Minneapolis and then spread nationally.

The owner of the pawn shop, who is white, was arrested in the death of Calvin L. Horton Jr. Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing, including whether it was related to protests in the neighborhood.

The shop was described as having been significantly damaged during unrest.

 

Omaha, Nebraska

A 22-year-old black man was killed after authorities said he tussled with the owner of two bars in downtown Omaha. Surveillance video of the strip of bars shows a group of people, including James Scurlock, approach bar owner Jake Gardner.

Two people are seen on the video tackling Gardner, who ended up on his back and fired shots in the air. Seconds later, Scurlock is seen tackling Gardner, who then fires the gun over his shoulder, striking Scurlock.

Authorities have declined to press charges, calling the shooting self-defense.

Detroit

A 21-year-old man was killed in downtown Detroit after someone fired shots into a vehicle during a protest. According to a police report, the man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a car in a parking lot with two others when someone fired shots into the vehicle and then fled on foot.

Chicago suburb

Two people were killed during unrest Monday in the Chicago suburb of Cicero, according to a town official. Spokesman Ray Hanania did not provide details about those who were killed but said it happened amid protests there.

 

Source: Voice of America