13 Shot, Including 3 Kids, In Chicago Drive-By, Police Say

13 Shot, Including 3 Kids, In Chicago Drive-By, Police Say

In a drive-by shooting in Chicago on Monday night, at least 13 individuals were shot, according to authorities. The incident took place at the intersection of California Avenue and Polk Street around 9:30 p.m., according to Chicago Police Superintendent David O’Neal Brown.

At a news conference, Brown revealed that one other individual was struck by a car at the scene. Police first reported that 14 individuals had been shot, but in an early Tuesday statement, they reduced that to 13.

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A 3-year-old child, an 11-year-old girl, and a 13-year-old boy are among the victims, according to the police statement. According to the superintendent, victims were sent to some local hospitals in a variety of circumstances, from non-life-threatening to critical.

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According to Brown, when the shooting happened, a group of people had gathered at the corner for a vigil. Brown continued, “There might have also been other people gathered for other varied causes. It’s a joint corner where people assemble for various gatherings and meetings.

According to the police statement, two individuals driving a dark SUV opened fire on those standing on the corner before driving off. According to Brown, investigators collected video of the area, demonstrating that the shooting happened quickly. He urged anyone with information on the event to get in touch with the police or submit an anonymous tip to CPD Tips.