Chicago shooting leaves 14 injured near Polk, California in East Garfield Park; 1 hit by car, CPD says

Chicago shooting leaves 14 injured near Polk, California in East Garfield Park; 1 hit by car, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — More than a dozen people were injured during a shooting on Halloween night on Chicago’s West Side.

It happened near California Avenue and Polk Street in East Garfield Park.

The incident happened at a vigil for someone who died of natural causes on the West Side. Fourteen people were shot, including several children, and a 15th person is also in the hospital after being hit by a car.

Chicago police said it was a shooting just after 9 p.m. Monday night.

The youngest victim is 3 years old. Others are in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

There was also an 11-year-old and a teenager who may have been 13.

Conditions vary among the 15 people injured. At least six are listed in serious or critical condition at nearby hospitals.

Others are listed in good or fair condition.

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No deaths have been reported yet.

CPD said the woman who was hit by a car was attempting to run away at the time.

Police believe they are looking for two suspects who fired those shots from a dark SUV, and were last seen south of the scene.

They seemed to shoot indiscriminately into the crowd.

CPD Superintendent David Brown shared his concerns after the shooting.

“We’re still concerned about retaliation obviously, but we don’t know enough about it, whether it involved a gang conflict or a personal conflict, but as soon as we know we’ll share with the public,” Brown said. “And obviously we’re deploying extra police resources in the area to make sure we can prevent any retaliation if it’s something that’s real.”

Brown said the shooting was over in a matter of seconds. It was captured on POD video, which police are reviewing.

There is no known motive for the shooting at this time, and Brown said there were no known conflicts in the neighborhood Monday night. Police are waiting for the victims to finish being treated so they can interview them.

An investigation by the Chicago Police Department is ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Chicago police, and a reward of up to $15,000 has been offered for information leading to charges and/or a conviction in this incident.

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