Assault-Style Rifle Used In Fatal Southwest Side Shooting: Alderman

(CBS) – A Chicago alderman says criminals are shooting for sport, after four people were shot – one of them fatally – with an assault rifle on the city’s Southwest Side Wednesday night.

The shooting happened about 6 p.m. near 42nd and Talman, but the victims drove off and were found about a mile away at Western and Archer in a parking lot.

“There’s no rhyme or reason – they are almost killing for sport, just so they can say they killed that gang member or that gang member, for the bragging rights of saying that they killed people,” 15th Ward Ald. Ray Lopez told reporters.

He says a group of gang members in a white van drove into the Brighton Park neighborhood and cornered another group of young men, possibly gang members, ambushing them and firing what Lopez said was an “assault-style” rifle.

Shell casings littered the street.

The injured men tried driving to a nearby hospital, only making it to the parking lot. One of the men was found dead in the car.

The shooting happening just steps from Shields Elementary School.

“This is unacceptable,” Lopez said.

The man who died was 18 years old. The other shooting victims where all at area hospitals.

No arrests have been made, police said.

 

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