Chicago police say up to 14 people were shot on Halloween night in the Garfield Park neighborhood. Chicago Police Chief David Brown said the victims ranged in age from 3 to adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
There are three youths injured: a 3-year-old, an 11-year-old and a teenager who may be 13 years old. One person was also hit by a car.
Brown said the shooting was a drive-by that happened quickly. It happened around 9:30 p.m., and POD video caught it. The police are watching the video.
The investigation is still in its early stages, but Brown said preliminary information indicates at least two shooters can be seen in the video, although that number could change. In California and Polk, they appeared to have fired into the crowd without aiming.
?#BREAKING: Mass shooting in East Garfield Park
Multiple law enforcement agencies are currently responding to a mass shooting in East Garfield Park, in Chicago IL with multiple people shot Police are reporting that at least 11-14 people have been shot pic.twitter.com/8p7aKY0gv3
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Brown said there are very large groups at the corner, which is a common meeting place for people in the area. Some people were reportedly at a vigil, which at this time appears to have nothing to do with the shooting.
Victims were taken to a number of area hospitals, including Northwestern Medical Center, Loyola Medical Center and Mount Sinai, but Stroger Hospital took in the most people. Brown said their injuries ranged from non-life threatening to very serious.
No deaths have been reported so far. At this point, no one knows why the shooting happened, and Brown said he was not aware of any trouble at the corner Monday night. The police are waiting for the victims to finish their care before they can talk to them.
Garfield Park, Chicago: The local news just reported 9-12 people shot in a mass shooting in the last hour. No details yet from the cops. Sounds like it happened on the street.
— Fizzy (@fizzyindigo) November 1, 2022
Brown says there is still no description of the car or the person or people who did it, and no one has been arrested. The Chicago Fire Department said at least 10 ambulances were dispatched to the California and Polk area.
Chicago police are still investigating the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago Police. There is a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to charges and/or a conviction in this case.
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