Halloween weekend violence: At least 64 wounded in mass shootings, 12 killed nationwide, statistics show

Dozens of people were wounded in Halloween weekend mass shootings nationwide, with at least 12 people killed on Saturday and Sunday, statistics show.

The 12 victims died as a result of mass shootings in Florida, California, Kentucky, Texas, Colorado and Illinois on Saturday and Sunday, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). Fifty-two more were wounded, but survived, bringing the total number to 64 people injured in mass shootings on Saturday and Sunday.

GVA describes a mass shooting to be any incident in which at least four people are killed or injured.


Illinois reportedly had the highest number of casualties, with 20 people wounded and two people killed in two separate mass shootings, according to GVA statistics. Authorities said that two victims were killed in an attack at a Halloween party in suburban Chicago.

A patrol sergeant heard roughly a dozen gunshots after 12: 30 a.m. in Joliet, which is about 45 miles southwest of Chicago, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office. The sergeant went to a home and found more than 100 people fleeing a party.

Police estimated about 200 people attended a Halloween party at the home and the shooting occurred outside near a DJ booth set up in the backyard.

Authorities said it appeared the shooting happened from “an elevated position on a porch looking down over the crowd. “

Witnesses told police they believed there were two shooters.

The Joliet Township home where the sheriff's office says the shooting occurred.  (Google Maps)

Joliet Township house where sheriff’s offices say the shooting took place. Google Maps
(Google Maps)


Four of the surviving victims were seriously injured.

Around that same time, four people were shot at a home in Flossmoor, Illinois, approximately 20 miles away, local news station WMAQ-TV reported. Other information wasn’t available.

Separate from Sunday’s shootings, four people were wounded when shots rang out early Saturday morning at a house party in the city of Decatur.

The Herald-Review cited Decatur Police Department Sgt. Chris Copeland in reporting that four people, ages 29, 32, 35 and 38 were wounded in the shooting at about 3: 30 a.m. According to reports, the youngest victim was seriously injured.

More than 100 revelers were reportedly at the home at the time, and investigators believe multiple people fired their weapons.


Twelve people were wounded and two were killed in a pair of shootings in Texas on Saturday and Sunday.

In Houston, an 18-year-old woman was killed and three teens were injured early Sunday when a fight broke out at a party at about 12: 50 a.m., officials said. According to Chief Yasar Bashir, Houston police assistant said that several shooters started firing on the property’s back and street.


Bashir said the 18-year-old woman died at the scene. Houston Police Lieutenant Emanuel Pavel stated that the wounded teens arrived later in hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds. One person died and nine were injured at a Halloween party in Texarkana late on Saturday.

Around 200 people were at the party at an event center when gunfire erupted, police said. The 10 people who were shot went to two hospitals for treatment, either by ambulance, police unit or private vehicle, police said.

A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital. According to police, the injuries sustained by the nine other victims were not life-threatening.

The suspected shooter, Keuntae McElroy, 21, of Texarkana, Arkansas, turned himself in late Sunday morning. McElroy, a suspect in the shooting of Keuntae McElroy (Texarkana, Arkansas) was arrested on Monday for one count each of felony assault. Additional charges will be filed against McElroy.

Texarkana is located on the Texas-Arkansas border, about 180 miles east of Dallas.


Three people were killed and eight others were injured in two mass shootings on Saturday in California, GVA statistics show. One person was killed and three more were hurt in a shooting that took place at the Gilroy City Councilmember’s house in Northern California just before noon Saturday.

Police were called after violence broke out during a large outdoor party at the home of Gilroy City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz, about 80 south of San Francisco. Authorities said at least one suspect had fired a firearm. Calderon did not have an attorney to speak for him.

One male victim was declared dead at the scene from gunshot wounds. Three others sustained injuries. They were both believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries. The victims’ ages range from 17 to 19 years, authorities said.

The suspected gunman, 19-year-old Benjamin David Calderon, was arrested in connection with the homicide.

Armendariz told The San Francisco Chronicle in a statement on Saturday that she was unable to share details because of the active police investigation. In the statement, she stated that her and her family were cooperating with police.

” “I’m thankful my family and myself were spared the trauma and I offer prayers for all those who have suffered from it,” she stated.

Five people were hurt and two were killed at a party roughly 145 miles away in Sacramento, the local sheriff’s office said.

Deputies with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department were called just before 1 a.m. Saturday for a report of a shooting at “a party at a business with hundreds of people in attendance,” authorities said. Police are still trying to find suspects.


One person was killed and four others were wounded at an “outdoor boxing event” in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, the police department wrote on Facebook.

Police were called at about 8: 15 p.m. to the Skyway Plaza, where there “was a temporary outdoor boxing ring setup in the back parking lot,” police said.

Authorities said “several shots were fired” after a dispute between two groups of people. An estimated 200 people were present at the time.


Trevon Montrell Barton, 21, was rushed to an area hospital for his injuries but could not be saved. Two men and two ladies were the other victims.

Robert Lee Cooley, 21, was charged with discharge of firearm in public and carrying a concealed firearm, police said. Police are still investigating.


Colorado news station 9 News reported four people were wounded, including two who died, following a shooting at about 12: 30 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, victims were found in a Lakewood parking lot.

Additional details regarding the shooting were not immediately available.


Two people were shot and two others were killed following an argument at a Louisville Circle K gas station early Sunday, local news station WDRB-TV reported. All four male victims were in their 20s.


The victims’ identities were not revealed, and information regarding any suspects was not provided.


Four people were expected to survive following a shooting in Oklahoma City around 1 a.m. Saturday, local KFOR-TV reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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