Chicago shooting: Up to 14 people shot in Garfield Park at Polk and California, CPD says

Chicago shooting: Up to 14 people shot in Garfield Park at Polk and California, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — As many as 14 people were shot in the city’s Garfield Park neighborhood on Halloween night, Chicago police said.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said the victims ranged in age from 3-year-olds to adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s. There are three juvenile victims: a 3-year-old boy, an 11-year-old boy and a teenager who may be 15 years old. Also, a person was hit by a car.

Brown said the shooting was a drive-by that was over in a matter of seconds. It happened around 9:30 pm and was captured on POD video, which police are reviewing.

The investigation is still in its early stages, but Brown said preliminary information indicates there were at least two shooters seen on the video, though that number could change. They appeared to shoot indiscriminately into the crowd at California and Polk.

Brown said there are several large groups at the corner, which is a popular gathering place in the neighborhood. Some attended a vigil that appears, at this time, to be unrelated to the shooting.

The victims were taken to several local hospitals including Northwestern Medical Center, Loyola Medical Center and Mt. Sinai, but the larger group was taken to Stroger Hospital. Brown said their conditions range from non-life threatening injuries to critical condition.

No deaths have been reported yet.

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.

There is still no description of the car involved or the offender or offenders, and no one is in custody, according to Brown.

The Chicago Fire Department said it had dispatched at least 10 ambulances to the California and Polk area.

An investigation by the Chicago Police Department is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Chicago police, and a $15,000 reward has been offered.

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