According to his family, a man who was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in East Garfield Park that injured 13 others has died.
The shooting occurred after 9 p.m. on Halloween night, near California Avenue and Polk Street, during a vigil and balloon release honoring a woman who died of natural causes.
According to CPD, a 15th person was also hospitalized after being hit by a car.
According to his family, Pierre Riley was hit in the head and spent three days fighting for his life before succumbing to his injuries Friday afternoon. He had been on life support since the shooting and had never regained consciousness, according to his family.
Riley was at a vigil at the corner for one of his close friends.
“Everybody around here loved him and liked him,” his stepdaughter Artkeshia McGee said the next day.
Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly fired shots from a dark-colored SUV. They were last seen driving away from the scene on California.
The shooters appeared to fire indiscriminately into the crowd, according to police.
Brown claimed that the shooting was over in seconds. It was caught on POD video, which police are currently reviewing.
There is currently no known motive for the shooting, and Brown stated that there were no known conflicts at the corner Monday night.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Chicago police, and a reward of up to $15,000 is being offered for information that leads to charges and/or a conviction.
Nobody is being held.
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