Chicago police said that up to 14 people were shot on Halloween night in the Garfield Park neighborhood. David Brown, the head of the Chicago Police Department, said that the victims range in age from 3 to adults in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.
There are three young people who have been hurt: a 3-year-old, an 11-year-old, and a teen who might be 13 years old. One person was hit by a car as well.
Brown said that the shooting was a drive-by that happened quickly. It happened around 9:30 p.m., and POD video caught it. Police are looking at the video.
The investigation is still in its early stages, but Brown said that preliminary information shows that at least two shooters can be seen on the video, though this number could change. At California and Polk, it looked like they shot into the crowd without aiming.
🚨#BREAKING: Mass Shooting at East Garfield Park
Right now Multiple Law enforcements are responding to a mass shooting at East Garfield Park, in Chicago Illinois 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 that there were a lot of big groups at the corner, which is a common place for people to meet in the area. Some people were reportedly at a vigil that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the shooting at this point.
The victims were taken to a number of hospitals in the area, including Northwestern Medical Center, Loyola Medical Center, and Mt. Sinai, but Stroger Hospital took the most people. Brown said that their injuries range from ones that won’t kill them to ones that are very serious.
So far, no deaths have been reported. At this point, no one knows why the shooting happened, and Brown said he knew of no problems at the corner on Monday night. The police are waiting for the people who were hurt to finish getting care so they can talk to them.
Garfield Park, Chicago: local news just reported 9-12 people shot in a mass shooting within the past hour. No details from the cops yet. Sounds like it happened on the street.
— Fizzy (@fizzyindigo) November 1, 2022
Brown says that there is no description of the car or the person or people who did it yet, and no one has been taken into custody. The Chicago Fire Department said that at least 10 ambulances had been sent to the area of California and Polk.
The Chicago Police Department is still looking into the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago police. There is a reward of up to $15,000 for information that leads to charges and/or a conviction in this case.
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