14 Injured Including 3 Children in Mass Shooting at Chicago Street Corner

Shot many people on the West Side


At least 14 people, including three children, were injured in a shooting Monday night on Chicago’s West Side. CBS Chicago’s Dana Kozlov reports,

Police Superintendent David Brown said it was over in about three seconds.

Brown said a gunman or gunmen fired randomly into a crowd gathered by the side of the road.

The condition of the victims ranged from non-life-threatening to critical, he said, adding that one person was also hit by a car.

Brown said a 3-year-old, an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old were among those shot. Others were adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

The victims were taken to several hospitals.

Police were looking for the gunman or the gunmen, but nothing was found about the motive. Brown said there was no history of conflict on the corner where the shooting took place.

Brown said some of the incidents were captured on surveillance cameras, and detectives hope victims will provide more information.

He said at least two shooters were seen firing from the car in the video.

Police is probing why the crowd gathered. Brown said this was likely for more than one reason. Among them: a vigil and balloon release for someone who recently died of natural causes, according to alderman Jason Ervin.

“It’s heartbreaking that people go out to miss someone and then become a victim,” Ervin said.

An eyewitness told CBS Chicago about four people who were most seriously injured, including a young girl who she said was shot in her left leg and a man who was shot in the head. Was on

Witnesses said they saw a car speeding away from the scene.

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