Halloween weekend is supposed to be a time of celebrations and spooky fun. However, there is also a major uptick in crime in the midst of all of these festivities.
Chicago recorded another bloody weekend with nearly three dozen shooting victims, including at least four juveniles, authorities said. At least five people were murdered over the weekend in total.
At least 14 people were injured in a mass shooting on Chicago’s West Side on Halloween night, including several children. A person was also hit by a car. The injuries ranged from non-life-threatening to critical.
Chicago Police said two shooters opened fire on a crowd standing at an intersection for a vigil. No suspects have been arrested from the drive-by shooting incident as of yet.
Police are waiting for victims to finish being treated before interviewing them. Until the investigation is finished, there are few answers for those involved. There is no known motive for the shooting.
The drive-by shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at California and Polk. The attack was over in three seconds flat, explained Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. At least two shooters were seen on the surveillance video that captured the crime, though the number of shooters could change once more evidence is gathered.
One bystander told reporters that he started helping injured people, but the ambulance driver said he couldn’t bring in an injured child.
Eyewitnesses said they found a little girl with a bullet wound and an adult man who was reportedly shot in the head. The victims’ ages ranged from a young toddler to a mature adult in their 50s. There was a wide spectrum of victims that endured injuries at the hands of the shooters.