CHICAGO, Ill. – A shooting in a McDonald’s parking lot left a 17-year-old boy dead and three others wounded on Wednesday, reports CBS Chicago.
Police said a 17-year-old, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as high school junior Markeyo Carr, died in the attack after being shot in the head. Three other teens – a 14-year-old girl and two 18-year-old males – were injured in the shooting. The girl was in critical condition after being taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill.
The shooting occurred in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood when the victims were approached and shot by at least one masked gunman, according to police. Witnesses said that the suspect or suspects calmly walked away from the scene while the victims lay on the ground. Accounts differ on the number of suspects.
Carr’s sister told CBS Chicago that her brother did not have any enemies or people who might want to do him harm.
“We went to see what was happening over there and someone was laying down on the driveway,” said Govinda Das, who owns a tattoo parlor nearby and heard the shots.
According to the station,, an argument between the victims and other teens led to the bloodshed.
“This is just crazy that they could walk right up on a child and shoot him down. He had just got two dollars out of his mother’s purse to come to McDonald’s,” said family friend Faye McCoy.
Chicago police are searching for the responsible party.