Man denied entry to Chicago Halloween party opens fire, injuring 15

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.29 - 2023 4:33 PM CET

Man denied entry to Chicago Halloween party opens fire, injuring 15.

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A tragic incident unfolded at a Halloween party in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood, where a man opened fire, injuring 15 people, two of them critically.

The Chicago Police Department responded to the incident, which occurred around 1 a.m. on Sunday, October 29. The suspect was apprehended shortly after fleeing the scene.

Officers arrived at the location following reports of a shooting and witnessed a man firing into the crowd.

The suspect attempted to flee but was quickly taken into custody. The motive behind the shooting appears to be that the man was denied entry to the party as it was ending, according to witness Andre Williams, CBS reports.

The victims ranged in age from 26 to 53, and all were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Among the injured, a 48-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman are in critical condition.

The police have yet to publicly identify the suspected gunman or announce any charges.

Ongoing Investigation

The police are currently investigating the incident, and it remains unclear how many people were in attendance at the large gathering.

The authorities have not yet released any further details about the suspected gunman or potential charges.

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