Chicago, shooting, 15 people

15 Shot At Chicago Halloween Party, Suspect Arrested

Fifteen people were shot at a Halloween celebration in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

According to NBC Chicago, the suspected shooter was arrested Oct. 29 after allegedly shooting the victims just after 1 a.m. on the 1200 block of South Pulaski Road, police said. The suspect has not been identified nor have any charges been filed. The investigation is ongoing.

There were approximately 100 people at the party.

Police said the suspect was thrown out of the party and returned several minutes later with a gun and started firing.

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson released a statement.

The Chicago Police Department said after receiving a call of shots fired officers apprehended the alleged shooter “short distance away” from the scene. Police officers retrieved a weapon and placed him in custody.

The shooting victims, nine men and six women, ranged in age from 26 to 53. Two victims were listed as critically wounded while the remaining persons were in good-to-fair condition.

William Betancourt, commander of the Chicago Police Department’s Ogden District, said the venue, Studio 1258, an art gallery, has a “history of throwing unlicensed events.” The place will be closed under the city’s summary closure ordinance.

An emergency assistance center will provide resources for anyone who may have been affected by the shooting. The center will open at the Young Men’s Educational Network, 1241 S. Pulaski Road, located near Studio 1258, on Oct. 31.