CHICAGO — More than 28 people were shot and 18 people were killed in shootings throughout the city this Halloween night in Chicago in what many are calling the “HALLOWEEN PURGE”
That’s an increase in shootings and gun deaths compared to Halloween of 2014, when 13 people were wounded and 6 were slain in shootings.
Five of those wounded, including a 2-year-old girl, were shot in a single incident in the 6200 block of South Honore Street. In a separate shooting, three kids — a 4-year-old girl, 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl, were shot.
Mathew Shawnee, 21, a resident, told the reporters:
I saw few guys dressed up, and then they open fire and hit a pair of women, including one who appeared to have been shot in the face, and a kid.
“The crime scene investigation covers multiple city blocks,” the Sheriff’s Office statement said.
Authorities said there appears to be high threat to the community.
Police Chief has declared a state of emergency in an attempt to diffuse the gang violence in the City. He released a statement saying:
“Its a shame kids are killing each other, it’s just sad and I promise before Obama’s term as president is over, I will clean up the city”