Migos rapper, Takeoff, amongst those who fell victim to Halloween violence this year.
Every Halloween is met with unprecedented violence, and this year was no different. Across the world, many tragic events took place surrounding the Halloween holiday, and over 20 people were injured in the US alone on Halloween night.
Seoul, South Korea
On Saturday, October 29, 2022, over 150 people were killed in a stampede during a Halloween parade in Seoul, South Korea.
At least 50 people suffered cardiac arrests and complications from suffocation. The stampede occurred from the influx of partyers flooding the streets from the bars and clubs in the area after two years of strict Covid restrictions. Initial reports say that at least 100,000 people were in the area.
Morbi, Gujurat, India
On Sunday, October 30, 2022, a suspension bridge in the town of Morbi in Gujurat, India collapsed killing over 130 people, including 30 children. 9 members of Oreva, a Gujurat-based electrical company that performed maintenance on the bridge that just reopened last week, were arrested for this tragedy.
Two managers, two ticket clerks, two contractors, and three security guards are being investigated for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Search efforts from the military, state personnel, and disaster relief will resume on Tuesday to continue looking for victims.
14 people were shot on the night of Monday, October 31, 2022, at a vigil in East Garfield Park in Chicago. Of the 14, several were children. A 15th person was hit by a car trying to run away during the shooting. The youngest victim is 3 years old.
Officials are searching for two suspects who participated in this drive-by shooting which appeared to be a random drive-by.
No fatalities have been reported at this time although several victims are in serious or critical condition.
Kansas City, Kansas
Also on Monday night, 8 people were shot and 1 was killed at a high school Halloween house party where 70-100 students were in attendance in Kansas City, Kansas.
All was fine and under control at the invite-only party until uninvited guests showed up. When asked to leave, the suspects opened fire as they left.
Police say that at least two of the wounded are in critical condition. No arrests have been made at this time.
Early Tuesday morning, November 1, 2022, a shooting took place at a private Halloween party at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. Quavo and Takeoff from the Migos were in attendance.
Takeoff was shot and killed while playing dice with a group of people, including his uncle Quavo, when a fight broke out and someone started shooting.
Takeoff was the only fatality in this shooting. No suspects have been identified at this time.
A Weekend of Tragedy
Between Saturday and Monday night, so much violence and tragedy has ensued across the world. It's clear to see that a spirit of death surrounds the Halloween holiday and those who choose to participate.
The Kingdom's thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families who were affected.
It might serve as a best practice to abstain from holidays that celebrate paganism, witchcraft, and sorcery. Nothing good ever seems to come from celebrating Halloween, as every year, reports go out of the gun violence and mass murders that sweep the world around this time.
Protect you and your loved ones during these ritualistic times. As we continue through the rest of 2022, exercise wisdom and discernment to make sure that you stay safe.
In Peace and Love