CHICAGO -- One man is dead after a broad-daylight shooting on the South Side today, as Chicago’s crisis of gun violence continues to ravage some neighborhoods.
Detectives are trying to piece together the puzzle of what led to the shooting this afternoon at a Marathon Gas Station in Chicago Lawn. Police say a 27-year-old man was sitting in a car when a group ran up and opened fire. The victim was shot in the head and the torso. A second victim was shot in the leg and the arm, and is listed in stable condition.
Neighbors who live near this corner say they’re both frightened and frustrated.
“This is just like the Wild Wild West in Chicago, that’s what it is,” said neighbor Tanya Norwood.
It happened before 2 p.m. this afternoon near the corner of West 63rd St. and South Sacramento. Neighbors said they heard no less than 20 shots fired from a weapon that sounded like an Uzi.
“It’s two o’clock in the afternoon, kids outside playing, wanting to have fun, this is a neighborhood store – that could have been any one of our kids,” said neighbor Teresa Brown.
Police believe two men had some kind of argument in the alley behind the gas station, and investigators will be reviewing surveillance footage to see exactly what happened. A source tells WGN that the man who was killed was 27-year-old Dominice Hallom. The other victim was taken to a nearby hospital.
This is the latest gun violence in a city that has seen more than 500 killings and more than 3,000 shootings this year. Police say they have not made any arrests so far as their investigation continues.