CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men in their 40s are dead, and another injured after a shooting outside a 24-hour diner.
Chicago Police say the shooting happened around 4 a.m. Saturday at Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven on Pershing and Wallace, in the city’s Bridgeport neighborhood. The men were shot outside the diner while smoking.
Chicago Police say a 41 year- old man who was shot in the chest, died at the scene. Another man in his forties also died at the scene. Officers say he was shot in the face and chest.
According to Lamar Baker, he and his two friends went to the diner to eat after celebrating one of his friend’s birthday. Baker says the two men killed, were his friends and had been smoking outside the restaurant when he heard shots ring out.
“I thought my man was in the restaurant with me. All the time he was outside smoking a cigarette and I come out and he laying down. Both of them laying down” said Baker.
Baker says the shooter ran from the scene wearing a black mask.
“We just getting something to eat. That’s it. and all we heard was boom, boom, boom. Look up it’s my man laying, both of them laying, I seen both of them laying, but I didn’t really know it was my man until I looked and I seen him and I just couldn’t believe it,” said Baker.
Baker says his friend celebrating a birthday, was a father of five young children. The second victim has just gotten off work. Baker says he was a security guard for a downtown hotel.
Police say the third man, the lone survivor of the shooting, is 48 years-old and was shot in his right arm and stomach. Officers say he’s in stable condition at Stroger Hospital.