14 individuals, together with three kids, have been shot in East Garfield Park. “It has been three seconds.”

14 individuals, together with three kids, have been shot in East Garfield Park. “It has been three seconds.”

Fourteen individuals have been shot and killed, together with three kids, in a taking pictures Monday evening in East Garfield Park on the West Facet, Chicago police mentioned.

Youngsters 3, 11 and 13 years previous, a police officer. David Brown instructed journalists about it. All three have been in essential situation. The opposite victims ranged in age from 31 to 56, police mentioned.

The taking pictures occurred round 9 p.m. as some individuals gathered within the 2700 block of West Flarnoy Avenue for a vigil whereas others have been out on Halloween, police mentioned. It was not recognized who the watch was for.

“It was over in three seconds,” Brown mentioned outdoors Stroger Hospital, the place most of the wounded have been taken. “The automotive pulls out after passing and unintentionally shoots into the gang.

“We have no motive,” he mentioned, including that officers consider there have been two shooters.

“Clearly, we’re at all times involved about retaliation, however we do not know sufficient about it, whether or not it is a gang battle concerned or some sort of private battle, however as quickly as we all know, we’ll share that with the general public,” Brown mentioned. “And clearly we’re deploying extra police assets within the space to verify we will forestall any retaliation if it is one thing actual.”

All victims have been taken to hospitals with accidents starting from essential to life-threatening, police mentioned. A 37-year-old and a 48-year-old man are in critical situation, the police mentioned. The most important variety of wounded have been taken to Stroger Hospital.

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Police are trying to find proof after a mass taking pictures on Halloween evening in East Garfield Park on the West Facet.

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The girl was hit by a automotive whereas attempting to flee the taking pictures, police mentioned. She was in good situation with scratches on her physique. Nobody was in custody.

Brown mentioned the taking pictures was captured on police surveillance video, which is being reviewed by investigators. Detectives are additionally ready for the victims to complete therapy to allow them to interview them.

A reward of as much as $15,000 is being supplied for info resulting in an indictment or conviction. Anybody with info was requested to submit a tip cpdtip.com.

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Authorities are working on the scene of a mass taking pictures that left 14 individuals injured Monday evening. One individual was hit by a automotive on the scene. Nobody was detained on Monday night.

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