Chicago (CBS) — Three people were shot outside a Walmart in the Pullman area Wednesday night.
According to Chicago, the victim was loading groceries from a store at Block 10900 South Doty Avenue near the Bishop’s Ford Freeway into his vehicle around 7:20 p.m. opened fire. police.
Among the victims was a 27-year-old man who was shot in the left leg and was in good condition and taken to an unknown hospital.
A 25-year-old man was shot in the chest and back and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.
A 19-year-old woman was shot in her right forearm and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition.
Witnesses said the shooting prompted other shoppers to rush to the Walmart for safety.
“I saw people running in. I thought it was fireworks, but it was a bullet,” said Arnez White, who works at Walmart. When I went outside to see what was going on, I saw two people lying on the floor.”
White said he heard between 10 and 13 shots.
“You know, there are elderly people who come here quite often. I added a parking lot.
As reported by CBS 2’s Jermont Terry, as of 10 p.m., the car remained at the scene with the trunk up and the door open. It was the car that some of the victims had loaded with groceries.
Two carts full of shopping bags were also left at the scene.
On the other hand, cones were installed as evidence markers where shell casings were left behind.
Other cars were parked near the vehicle on an open track. It’s unclear if all the victims were in the same vehicle, but we do know that some customers were unable to get one Wednesday night because it’s part of the crime scene. .
It is not clear whether the shooting was a targeted crime or a robbery. It’s part of the investigation.