CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men ran into a Home Depot in West Chatham for help late Thursday after being shot, police said.
Police said the men, both 22, were shot while traveling in a car around 5:10 p.m. in the 200 block of East 87th Street, near Indiana Avenue. The shots came from another vehicle.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy On Tuesday
The suspects made it a few blocks west before their vehicle crashed into a snowy embankment the 8700 block of South Princeton Avenue near the Home Depot Dan Ryan store at 200-232 W. 87th St.
Police said the men went to the store for assistance, but the shooting did not happen there. Still, it was a shocking scene.
“They got blood all through the lumber department here,” an officer said through dispatch radio.
Chicago police found that trail of blood inside the lumber department and about 100 yards of shell casings on the ground at the Home Depot.
“I came here to get some drywall and everything was closed up,” said customer Mario Thomas.
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, a crime scene was set up in the back of the store off Holland Road. Tire marks were seen going through the snow, leading to a damaged Subaru.READ MORE: Proposed Laws Would Improve Privacy Protections For Sex Crime Victims In Illinois
The injured men had gone in the store looking for help.
“I just see that there was a lot of commotion and stuff going on at the place,” said Isiah Johnson.
In front of the Home Depot, police also had it taped off. There was even a coat on the other side of the tape, though it was unclear if it belonged to one of the victims.
Customers looking to shop were turned away as the hardware store was filled with police.
One of the men was shot in the right arm and the right flank, and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. The second victim was shot in the right hand and was transported to the same hospital in good condition, police said.
Area Two detectives were investigating late Thursday night.MORE NEWS: Suburban Man Says Unlike Others, He's Had Plenty Of Contact With IDES -- But It's Been Of No Help
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