At least 13 people were hurt in a drive-by shooting in Garfield Park on Chicago’s west side Monday night, police say.
According to officials, three of the victims were children. The youngest victim, a 3-year-old, was last listed in serious condition, police said.
The incident took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. while a group was gathered near the intersection of California and Polk, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said during a press conference Monday night.
Many at the location were gathered for vigil, 28th Ward Ald. Jason Ervin says.
According to officials, the shooting occurred when a dark colored SUV drove past the group. Police say two unidentified people from inside the vehicle opened fire on the crowd, injuring at least 13 people. The vehicle then fled the scene, driving Southbound.
Authorities say the gunshot victims range in age from 3 to 56 years old. All were transported to nearby hospitals in various conditions.
The three child victims — an 11-year-old female, 13-year-old male and a 3-year-old male — were all last listed in serious condition, according to police. Two adult victims — a 56-year-old female, and a 51-year-old male — were also last listed in serious condition.
Five of the adult victims, ranging in age from 31 to 47, were last listed in good condition.
Two of the adult victims, a 48-year-old male and a 37-year-old male, were last listed in critical condition.
According to police, another gunshot victim, a female, whose age is unknown, was transported to a nearby hospital unknown condition.
Officials also say an additional victim, an adult female, was struck by a vehicle as she attempted to flee the scene. She was transported to a nearby hospital and last listed in fair condition.
Supt. Brown on Monday said that the police investigation is currently in its early stages. Officials have not determined a motive, and no one is in custody. Brown did indicate, however, that retaliation is a concern.
“We always worry about retaliation, obviously,” Brown said Monday. “But we don’t know enough about this conflict yet,” he said, adding that more police resources would be added to the area as the investigation unfolds.
According to Chicago police, at least 32 shootings took place over the weekend, resulting in 35 shooting victims.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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