(CBS) – A couple of dog owners just walking their dogs through a park ended up watching their pets get run over by an SUV.
At least one of the dogs died, leaving its owner searching for answers.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 3 Injured In Shootings On North West Side
CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
Cathey Castro paints the tragic picture for every dog lover: the nightmare of how her terrier, “Skruffi”, got run over by an SUV rolling through an Edgewater park yesterday.
The scene was just off Lake Shore Drive near Foster Avenue. Police say gunfire from a white jeep kicked off chaos.
“I heard a bunch of crack, crack crack, which we thought were firecrackers, until we saw a car come barrelling at us with guns pointing out of it, shooting randomly,” Castro says.READ MORE: University of Chicago To Host Public Memorial For Civil Rights Activist Timuel D. Black
She says she hid behind trash cans and watched the SUV make tracks, running right over another dog lover’s dachshund. When the craziness calmed, she found Skruffi dead.
“Her whole side of her head was completely bashed in,” Castro says.
Surveillance cameras at the nearby Park Tower Condominiums caught some of what happened.
Neighbors hope it will help police find suspects.
Castro says she doesn’t know the man who was walking the other dog that got hit.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain Followed By Colder Temps
Anyone with information on the SUV is asked to call Chicago police.