Fourteen people were shot on Halloween night on Chicago’s West Side, including two children and a teen, in a drive-by shooting that police said lasted only three seconds.
Several people were attending a vigil for someone who died naturally at the intersection of South California Avenue and West Polk Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday when two people began firing shots from a passing SUV.
“Last night, terror touched the lives of 14 individuals, including three children, in another tragic display of gun violence by cowards indiscriminately shooting into a crowd,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a statement released Tuesday. The shooters had no regard for the lives of the adults and children who were killed, but I am appealing to anyone with information to come forward. When confronted with such a tragedy, none of us can remain silent. Please call 833-408-0069 for a completely anonymous tip.”
Police Superintendent David Brown and detectives have identified video and spoken with victims and witnesses, according to Lightfoot.
According to police, 14 people were shot on Halloween night, including a 3-year-old, in a drive-by shooting in Garfield Park.
A three-year-old boy was the youngest victim. According to police, he was shot in both legs and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
A girl, 11, and a boy, 13, were taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Two men, 37 and 48 years old, were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The 37-year-old was hit in the torso with a bullet. According to police, the 48-year-old was shot in the head.
A 56-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being shot in the torso.
Four women were taken to the hospital in good condition, ages 35, 40, 47, and 48.
A 32-year-old woman was self-transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and is in good condition, according to police.
A 31-year-old man was shot in the leg and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
A 51-year-old man was taken to the hospital with a torso gunshot wound and is in critical condition.
A woman of unknown age and health was also shot in the torso.
In addition, police said a woman was attempting to flee the scene when she was hit by a vehicle as she crossed the street. She was transported to the hospital in good condition.
“Last night’s shooting reminds us that criminals have access to far too many weapons of war.” “We need a statewide ban, and I urge the legislature to act,” Lightfoot said in a statement.
According to police, the shooting was captured on video. Nobody is being held.
A $15,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
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