Mass shooting in Chicago on Halloween night


A drive-by mass shooting occurred in seconds on Halloween night around 9:30 p.m. in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood in the 2700 block of West Flournoy Avenue, not far from Stroger Hospital. As many as 14 people were shot. Their conditions range from non-life threatening injuries to critical condition.The victims range in age from 3 years old to adults in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. There are three juvenile victims: 3-year-old, 11-year-old and a teenager who may be 13 years old. Another individual was hit by a vehicle at the scene.


The victims were all taken to four area hospitals. Chicago Police Department’s investigation remains in its preliminary stage. Existing information indicates there were at least two shooters firing indiscriminately into the crowd. There is not yet a description of the car involved or of the offender or offenders. The shooting was captured on a nearby pod camera. The corner where the incident took place is a popular place for local residents to gather. A vigil was taking place at the intersection at the time of the shooting. A reward of up to $15,000 (£13,040) is being offered for information leading to charges and/or a conviction in this incident.