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Mass Shooting: Drive-By Shooting Injures 14 People in Chicago

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Mass shooting in Chicago left 14 injured including 3 children. (Photo: Chicago Sun Times)

A mass shooting in Chicago occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday leaving 14 people injured including members of a family who paid tribute to their loved one who died due to cancer.

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Mass shooting in Chicago left 14 injured including 3 children. (Photo: Chicago Sun Times)

Mass Shooting Incident

Police Supt. David Brown said that the mass shooting happened at California Avenue and Polk Street in Lawndale around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. There were around 14 individuals left injured including three children. Authorities are still investigating the motives of the suspect.

Among the victims in the mass shooting include a 3-year-old boy, an 11-year-old-girl, and a 13-year-old boy. Other victims were seven women and four men. Meanwhile, adults ranging from 31 to 51 years old were also left injured in the mass shooting.

In a published report in CBS News, 10 victims remain the hospital. They were rushed to the different nearby hospitals. Six victims went to Mount Sinai Hospital, four went to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, two went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and two went to Loyola University Medical Center.

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Mass Shooting Captured by POD Cameras

Detectives were on the ground on Monday night and they are already investigating the scenes captured by POD cameras that will help them to identify the suspects. Brown said that at least two persons were seen shooting in the video.

Meanwhile, they cannot yet conclude the motive of the suspects. Authorities said that there were no reported conflicts in the place but they also said that they did not rule out retaliation.

Family Members of a Deceased Cancer Patient Among the Victims

Among the victims in the mass shooting were the family members of a cancer patient who had just recently died. They gathered in the place to pay tribute to their family member. Unfortunately, they did not expect what happened 90 minutes after their vigil.

Some of the injured victims are related to each other and are coming from one family. On the other hand, other individuals gathered in the place for different reasons. Brown said that the corner of Polk Street and California Avenue is a common corner for people to gather.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there are no updates about the suspect of the drive-by mass shooting and most victims remained in the hospitals as of Tuesday.

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