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Halloween Drive-By Shooting In Chicago
On Halloween night in Chicago’s West Side, a shooting left 14 people injured, including children. After 9 p.m. on Monday, a sizable crowd had assembled for a vigil and balloon release in memory of a woman who had passed away naturally, according to Chicago police.
At that time, the shooting took place in East Garfield Park near California Avenue and Polk Street. According to CPD, a car hit a total of 15 people, sending them all to the hospital.
“It’s terribly sad. The difficulty is when people go out to remember someone and end up becoming victims “Alderman Jason Ervin of the 28th Ward. The 3-year-old victim is the youngest.
A teenager who may be 13 and an 11-year-old were also shot. According to authorities, the other victims are in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. The victims’ injuries range from those that are life-threatening to those that are not.
At least six individuals are reported to be in critical or urgent condition at surrounding hospitals. There have not yet been any fatalities reported. Pierre Riley was one of the victims, according to his family. They said that a close friend of his was the subject of the vigil.
Pierre Riley attended the memorial for his newly deceased friend at California and Polk just before he and 13 other people were shot in a drive-by shooting.
This is so terrible. My heart goes out to all of the victims and loved ones of last night’s horrific mass shooting in Chicago.
I’ll keep pushing for reforms like an assault weapons ban to help save lives. https://t.co/UJKKdk8YR7
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) November 1, 2022
His stepdaughter Artkeshia McGee said, “He was a loveable and pleasant person, therefore we’re asking everyone to pray for his strength and recovery.” “He was adored and liked by everyone here.”
The 48-year-old man was shot in the head, according to his stepdaughter, and is currently in serious condition as he fights for his life. “I simply want to continue thinking positively about him. Therefore, everything will be OK “said McGee.
Community activist Andrew Holmes said, “It’s just a tragedy these infants are in here… anybody is in here,” adding, “We’re going to be working with the families to try to bring some solace and some trauma counselling to these families.”
According to the police, the woman who was hit by the car was attempting to flee at the time. According to police, the two suspects who fired shots from a dark SUV are still at large. They were last observed leaving the area and travelling south on California.
According to the police, the shooters seemed to fire randomly into the throng. As many as 14 individuals may have been shot during a drive-by shooting on Halloween night in Garfield Park, according to Chicago Police Supt. David Brown.
14 were wounded in a mass shooting last night on Chicago’s West Side. Praying that the victims, including children ages 3, 11, and 13, will recover. Gun violence causes too much suffering in our communities. https://t.co/l123Piu5I6
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) November 1, 2022
We always fear reprisal, but in this case, Brown said, “we don’t know enough to say if it involves a gang fight or some personal conflict yet. As soon as we know, we’ll share that with the public.”
And obviously, we’re sending more police officers to the area to make sure we can stop any reprisal if it turns out to be true. According to Brown, the shooting was over in a flash. Police are checking the POD video that shows it being recorded.
At this moment, there is no known explanation for the gunshot, and according to Brown, there were no armed conflicts Monday night at the corner.
A reward of up to $15,000 is being offered by Chicago police for information that results in charges being filed against the suspect(s) and/or a conviction in this case.
Alderman Ervin stated that anti-violence organisations are looking for urgent measures to assist the neighbourhood as the inquiry goes on. We’re just trying to prevent something similar from happening again and to maintain the calm in the neighbourhood, he said.
This Halloween weekend, 13 people were shot and wounded in Chicago, including a 3 year old.
Seven people were shot, one fatally, at a Halloween party full of high schoolers in Kansas.
Four people were shot, two fatally, in California.
And so on.https://t.co/ySO6hjgnwX
— Everytown (@Everytown) November 1, 2022
As part of a statement, the mayor, Lori Lightfoot, said: “Last night, a cowardly act of gun violence by people shooting randomly into a crowd claimed the lives of 14 people, three of whom were children.
I’m urging anyone of goodwill who have the knowledge to come forward. The gunmen showed no regard for the lives of the parents and children who were affected. No one of us can remain silent in the face of such tragedy.”
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