Skip to contents
Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Vigil For Mass Shooting That Wounded 14 To Be Held Wednesday Night

Three children, ages 3, 11 and 13, were among the 14 people wounded in a shooting Monday night in East Garfield Park.

Supt. David Brown speaks to reporters outside Stroger Hospital after 14 people, including three children, were wounded in a drive-by mass shooting in East Garfield Park.
Chicago Police

CHICAGO — A vigil for 14 people wounded in a mass shooting Monday night in East Garfield Park is being held Wednesday night.

Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have said they plan to attend the vigil, which starts 6 p.m. at the corner of California Avenue and Polk Street.

The shooting is still being investigated. There was no one in custody and no updates Wednesday, a police spokesperson said

East Garfield Park Vigil

At 9:20 p.m., a group of people were standing on corner of California Avenue and Polk Street at a vigil when two people in a dark SUV fired shots, police said. Fourteen people were shot — including three children who were 3, 11 and 13 years old — and a driver hit a woman who was trying to run away from the shooting, police said.

One car was involved in the shooting, but investigators think there were at least two shooters, Supt. David Brown said at a news conference Monday night.

Some of the shooting was caught on nearby police observation device video, Brown said.

It was not clear what led up to the shooting, Brown said.

“We know it was a drive-by, we know it happened in just a few seconds,” Brown said. “It begins and it was over in about three seconds, the car pulling out after driving by and shooting randomly into the crowd. We don’t have any motive, we don’t have any offender identified, we don’t have any conflicts on this corner where it happened.”

Brown appealed for anyone with information to contact police. People can submit anonymous tips online.

Subscribe to Block Club Chicago, an independent, 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation. 

Thanks for subscribing to Block Club Chicago, an independent, 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods. Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation.