An investigation is underway following a mass shooting on Chicago’s West Side, marking the second such incident over the weekend. The shooting occurred just after 1 a.m. near Pulaski and 13th Street in the North Lawndale neighborhood. At least 15 people were injured, with seven individuals transported to nearby hospitals by the Chicago Fire Department. One person was seen being taken away on a stretcher. The offender was apprehended a short distance away and is now in custody. A handgun was recovered at the scene.
According to witness Andre Williams, a fight broke out at a Halloween party held at the location. The situation escalated when a man was denied entry after the DJ announced the party’s conclusion. Williams stated, “They told him he couldn’t come in, and he must have gone to his car and come back and started shooting.”
The victims’ ages range from 26 to 53. A 26-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition, while the remaining thirteen individuals are in good condition. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
This incident follows another mass shooting on Saturday morning in Chicago’s West Side, where a woman was critically injured and three men sustained wounds. No arrests have been made in connection with that shooting.