CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting early Friday at a gas station in the Washington Park neighborhood.
Witnesses told police a gray four-door Chevy pulled up to the GoLo gas station at 51st Street and Indiana Avenue just before 2 a.m., fired several shots, and then took off.
There were at least 32 shell casings on the ground outside the gas station after the shooting.
A 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Another 24-year-old man was taken to Stroger hospital, where he also was pronounced dead. Witnesses said the two men were very close friends.
The other two victims included a 25-year-old man who suffered gunshot wounds to the legs and a graze wound to the head, and a 64-year-old man who was shot in the leg. Both were being treated at Stroger Hospital. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
“It’s a shame. Here we are, again, stooping to our lowest in terms on using gun violence to solve our problems,” witness Brother Hall said.
The 64-year-old man is well-known in the community, as he has worked at the gas station for years.
A manager of the gas station said the entryway door is locked at night, so the four victims had nowhere to hide when the shooting began.
The gas station manager said the shooting was caught on camera, and investigators were reviewing the video footage.
No one was in custody Friday morning. Area Central detectives were investigating.