Up to 14 individuals, together with 3 kids, wounded in Lawndale mass capturing
CHICAGO (CBS) — Up to 14 individuals – together with three kids – had been wounded in a mass capturing Monday night time on town’s West Side.
The capturing occurred round 9:30 p.m. at California Avenue and Polk Street in Lawndale, police Supt. David Brown mentioned. Up to 14 individuals had been shot, and had been in varied situations starting from non-life-threatening to important.
An individual was additionally struck by a automobile on the scene, Brown mentioned.
There had been no experiences that anybody had died, Brown mentioned.
A 3-year-old, an 11-year-old, and a 13-year-old had been amongst these shot, Brown mentioned. The others had been adults of their 30s, 40s, and 50s.
The majority of sufferers had been taken Stroger Hospital of Cook County, however others had been taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Brown mentioned the incident was a drive-by capturing that started and resulted in about three seconds. A gunman apparently fired randomly right into a crowd, Brown mentioned.
Police have no idea something a couple of motive or a shooter. There isn’t a historical past of conflicts on the nook the place the capturing occurred, Brown mentioned.
Some of the incident was captured on POD cameras, and detectives had been on the bottom Monday night time. Police are hoping the victims will present extra data, Brown mentioned.
Brown mentioned at the very least two shooters had been seen firing from the automobile within the POD video.
Police are investigating why the gang was gathered – which Brown mentioned was seemingly for multiple motive. Among them was a vigil and a balloon launch for somebody who had just lately died of pure causes, in keeping with Ald. Jason Ervin (twenty eighth).
“It’s heartbreaking that people go out to memorialize someone and then become victims,” Ervin mentioned.
Ervin mentioned violence interrupters have been dis
There might also have been others gathered for varied causes, Brown mentioned, calling the nook of Polk Street and California Avenue a standard nook for individuals to assemble.
One witness on the scene mentioned he heard as many as a dozen photographs.
The witness outlined 4 individuals who seemed to be probably the most critically injured – together with a bit lady who he mentioned had been shot within the left leg, and a person who appeared to have been shot within the head.
He then continued to listing the victims he mentioned he noticed on the road, together with a bit lady he mentioned didn’t look like critically injured, however then additionally a child who he mentioned was injured within the capturing.
The witness mentioned he noticed a automobile rushing away from the scene.
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