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Two people killed, 5 others wounded in Chicago restaurant shooting

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(CBS) CHICAGO - Authorities say a gunman opened fire in an Englewood neighborhood fast food restaurant Tuesday, killing two people and wounding five others.  Police on Wednesday morning were searching for the suspect.

CBS Chicago reports that according to police, the shooting started with an argument in the parking lot of a Church's chicken restaurant. One of the men allegedly chased the other inside the restaurant and opened fire, hitting seven people.

The Chicago Tribune says surveillance video appears to show the intended target trying to run away through a crowd of people, police said.

After the shooting, paramedics took care of victims inside the restaurant and rushed them to hospitals.

The victims were between the ages of 16 and 58, police said. However, two unidentified boys, ages 16 and 17, were dead at the scene.

Asia Dennie, who knows one of the dead victims said, "Why him? He don't do anything wrong. I don't never hear his name. He always writing me on Facebook like, 'Cousin, are you all right, are you ok?' To me, he ain't no bad kid."

The mother of one of the slain teenagers said he went to the Church's chicken restaurant Tuesday night for dinner. She says she calls his cell phone to hear his voice.

Among the other victims were a 15-year-old boy and 51-year-old man that were taken to a local hospital where they were both reported in stable condition. Also, a 58-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were taken to another hospital with multiple gunshot wounds but their injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

The shooting was the result of a gang-related fight between the gunman and one of the victims, police said.

Now, law enforcement officials have started a homicide investigation. No one was in custody as of Wednesday morning.


  • Crimesider Staff

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