Drive-by shooting in Chicago leaves 14, including 3 children, wounded, according to authorities.

Police on the shooting scene

 

Police on the shooting scene
Drive-by shooting in Chicago leaves 14, including 3 children, wounded, according to authorities.

Investigators are looking for the shooters after at least 14 people, including three children, were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Monday night in Chicago at a busy junction where people had gathered for a vigil.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Halloween, two individuals driving a dark SUV started shooting at pedestrians on California Avenue and Polk Street before driving off, according to the police.

CNN reports that, more than 500 mass shootings have happened in the United States so far this year, according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive.

The count was at 573 as of Tuesday, an average of more than 1.8 mass shootings every day, says the group, which like CNN defines a mass shooting as one in which at least four people are shot, excluding the shooter.

Also Monday night, a person was killed and as many as six others injured in a shooting at a Halloween party in a home in Kansas City, Kansas, police said. As many as 100 high school-aged students were at the home when the gunfire erupted.

A 15th person – a woman – suffered scrapes when a vehicle struck her as she tried to flee from the site, police said.

A 3-year-old boy, an 11-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were among those shot, police said.

Gunshot victims were being treated at hospitals. Their conditions were described as critical for two, serious for five, good for six, and unknown for one, police said Tuesday morning.

The vigil was unrelated to the shooting, police said in a news release without giving further details on a motive. People not involved in the vigil may have been at the corner at the time, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said in a news conference.

There may have also been others gathered for other various reasons,” he said. “It’s a very, you know, common corner where people congregate and have different meetings and gatherings.”

 

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