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14 Wounded In Halloween Shooting On Chicago's West Side

Halloween goers on Chicago's West Side were hurt during a mass shooting. Near East Garfield Park at a vigil for someone who died of natural causes, 14 people were shot, including several children. A 15th person is in the hospital after being hit by a car while attempting to run away, reports ABC 7. The drive-by was one of nine mass shootings that have occurred across the U.S. over Halloween weekend spanning Florida to California, reports the Washington Post. The Chicago attack took place after 9 p.m. Monday. The youngest victim is three years old while others are in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. While there were no reported fatalities, at least six people are listed in serious or critical condition at nearby hospitals. Police were looking for two suspects who fired those shots indiscriminately into a crowd from a dark SUV. Chicago Police Superintendent. David Brown expressed his concerns about the shooting, saying, "We always worry about retaliation obviously, but we don't know enough about this, whether it involved a gang conflict or some personal conflict yet, but as soon as we know we'll share that with the public. And obviously we're deploying extra police resources in the area to make sure that we can prevent any retaliation if that's something that's real." Brown said the shooting took place in a matter of seconds. It was captured on video, which police are reviewing. Police are waiting for victims to be treated so they can be interviewed.


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