Every Halloween, 26th Street through Little Village becomes an unbroken parade of kids in bright costumes snaking inside and out of companies braced when it comes to trick-or-treaters.
“Who does not enjoy Halloween? ” asked Laura Gutierrez Ramos, owner of Nuevo Leon restaurant, a basic of this strip for longer than 40 years.
But this 12 months, she felt just sadness and anger. A 7-year-old woman dressed in a red and black colored costume ended up being shot and really wounded over the road through the restaurant by a gunman intending at a gang rival.