Thirteen People, Including Three Children, Are Wounded in Chicago Shooting on Halloween




Thirteen people, including a three-year-old boy and two other children, were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Chicago on Monday night, the police said.

The shooting occurred on Monday at about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of California Avenue and Polk Street, in the city’s West Side, Superintendent David Brown of the Chicago Police Department told reporters late Monday.

A group of people were attending a vigil when two unidentified people traveling in a dark SUV began “randomly shooting into the crowd,” Mr. Brown said, adding that a preliminary investigation showed there were at least two shooters.

“We do have some video of this incident,” Mr. Brown said. “We know it’s a drive-by, we know it happened in just a few seconds. It begins and it over in about three seconds.”

One man, 48, who was shot in the head, was listed in critical condition, the police said in a news release. A second man, 37, who was shot in the torso, was also listed in critical condition.

The three-year-old, who was shot in both legs, was in serious condition, and two other children, 11 and 13, were also in serious condition, the police said,

Another woman was struck by a vehicle while attempting to flee from the scene, the police said. She was listed in fair condition with scrapes to her body.

No suspects or motives have been identified, he added and that there were no known conflicts on that particular corner.

A CBS affiliate in Chicago reported that the shooting prompted the authorities to call for at least 10 ambulances.