Chicago mass shooting leaves up to 14 wounded, including several children
Surveillance footage shows at least one car with two suspected shooters opened fire on a crowd that was standing at the intersection for a vigil
November 1, 2022 7:19pm
Updated: November 1, 2022 8:42pm
A drive-by shooting in Chicago’s West Side on Halloween left at least 14 people injured, including several children, authorities reported.
The shooting took place in the area of South California Avenue and West Polk Street at around 9:30 p.m., according to the Chicago Police Department.
Surveillance footage shows at least one car with two suspected shooters opened fire on a crowd that was standing at the intersection for a vigil.
The attack lasted about three seconds. Despite the short amount of time, the shooters fired randomly into the crowd and at least 14 people were injured, including a 3-year-old, an 11-year-old, and a 13-year-old. The rest of the victims were adults.
Additionally, one person was struck by the shooters’ fleeing car during the incident. Police have not provided further information about the individual that was run over.
No deaths have been reported as a result of the shooting. The gunshot victims are being treated at hospitals. Their conditions have been described as critical for two, serious for five, good for six, and unknown for one, police said.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said no suspects have been arrested and the motive for the attack remains unclear.
A bystander said he started helping those who were injured as a result of the incident. He added that there were not enough ambulances to accommodate all of those injured.
"We picked up another girl, a little girl, about 13, and we brought her to that ambulance," the witness said. "But the ambulance driver said, 'No, we can't bring her in because you have people worse.' So we just sat her on the bumper."