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3 shot, 2 dead in South Side diner shooting

The city’s first double homicide of 2013 happened just after 4:00 a.m. Saturday at a diner located in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

Security cameras at Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven, located in the 500 block of West Pershing, caught the brutal slaying on tape.


The surveillance video shows a man wearing a black mask walk up to the victims, who were smoking near the restaurant’s front door, and open fire.

“We were sitting in the restaurant and a person came with a mask on shooting,” one witness said.

Another man who was eating at the diner across the street saw the masked gunman run off.

“I was standing right here when it happened,” Lesley Jones said, “But the guy just shot and ran.”

A third man was shot in the arm and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

Grieving relatives at the scene identified one of the victims as Allen Smiley.  Relatives said he turned 45-years-old Friday.

“We were celebrating his birthday and came here to get something to eat and now he’s gone,” a witness said.

Relatives and friends are now trying to understand how something so senseless could happen, especially at the conclusion of a celebratory night—a night met with violence.

One of the victim’s relatives, Joe Lowery said “They need to do something about this, I don’t know what but something needs to change.”


36 Comments to “3 shot, 2 dead in South Side diner shooting”

    I Love Yall!! said:
    January 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    RIP Weezy n Pete

    Moo Moo said:
    January 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Yeah, RIP Weezy n Pete lol. You'll be deeply missed by the community. haha

    climp jones said:
    January 26, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    good riddance

      bjamin said:
      January 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      dat's some messed up stuff to say playa

        Baldy said:
        January 26, 2013 at 1:43 PM

        dat's some messed up way to live. its a choice. you choose stupid you die stupid

    Guest said:
    January 26, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    How's strict gun control working out for you?

      Baldy said:
      January 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      ignorant comment. if bad guys followed the law there wouldn't be a problem. but since they don't the hamburger shop security should have blasted him up to.

        Guest said:
        January 26, 2013 at 4:45 PM

        There lies the problem, take away the guns from the good guys, and only the bad guys will be armed

    jerry said:
    January 26, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Chitown almost makes Afganistan seem safe

      Baldy said:
      January 26, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      I don't care to go back to either one.

    Baldy said:
    January 26, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    2 more down maybe one more will join 'em bite the dust hospital boy. Chi will get these streets cleaned up one way or another.

      Kid Pizazz said:
      January 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM

      I highly doubt it; Chicago has an inexhaustible supply of greasy, ghetto apes! Shoot one and two more takes his place! What we need is a bigger morgue, to accommodate the cold, dead chimps as they place them on a slab with a toe tag on their frozen toes.

        Street Doctor said:
        January 26, 2013 at 10:53 PM

        Screw you kid pizazz- your mama is an ape a big fat one. there's room for you on the slab too.

    Ryan D said:
    January 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Well i hope Chicago recognizes this as a need for stricter gum control. Sooner or later these criminals will understand that this type of act is illegal and then hopefully turn their guns in. Its a good thing that no citizens were armed, otherwise the poor misguided shooter may have been stopped! Lets chalk this up to more blood on papa Rahm's greasy hands.

      Don said:
      January 26, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      Gum control?? Would that be .. blue gums?

      Stacy said:
      January 27, 2013 at 3:19 AM

      No, a criminal is not going to just deciede to give up their guns and if the people had them they could have protected themselves from this criminal who shot them not the gun.

    guest said:
    January 26, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    if some citizen had a gun, more would have died. this isnt the wild west.

      Guest said:
      January 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM

      In the wild west, nobody went around shooting children, now did they? What a dumb comparison.

        me sad said:
        January 26, 2013 at 9:35 PM

        Well we shot and displaced the indian children

      Shizznit said:
      January 27, 2013 at 6:07 AM

      only difference is there aren't any horses tied up in front of the saloon.

    me sad said:
    January 26, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Well from the comments here im beginning to equate gun advocates with racists. If we had controlled guns from the beginning we wouldn't be in this mess. Europe does it and they are safer and more free than usa.

      Yaspar said:
      January 26, 2013 at 10:27 PM

      Hitler shot and displaced Jewish children. (Dat be Europe, knowmsayin'?)

      dark clark said:
      January 27, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      you the racist me sad. you want to keep a black man from legally carrying a gun so he can defend hisself. you want to keep us down and gangsta

    Don said:
    January 26, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Going to a hamburger joint on ones birthday??? LOL.

    Rick said:
    January 27, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    the people should alwaysd have a right to defend themselves, true more may have died but this man would be sentenced to death if found guilty so why not save the tax dollars on a trial and gun gontrol, criminals dont follow the gun laws , thus strickter gun control would only infringe on our right to defend one another.

    Your So Dumb said:
    January 27, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    So true! Look and see how many stories there are about criminals that were stopped thanks to vigilant citizens that were carrying guns. LOL! I bet you'll find hundreds…. ; )

      vanderfk said:
      January 27, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      There are recent reports of people in the news lately that have stopped armed criminals, in their homes, with their own firearms. That is not the point. Most criminals aren't as stupid as we'd like to believe. Why invade an armed residence or business when there are unarmed areas to rob? I'm sure the criminals would want to increases their own odds of survival, too. Go ahead and ban all the guns that you see fit . Then you can tell us how to disarm the criminals. If you could disarm them they wouldn't be called criminals, they'd be called "law abiding citizens." BYTW your should be "you're".

        You're So Dumb said:
        January 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM

        Thanks for the correction. I will now include the apostrophe to make a proper conjunction. By the way, "BYTW" should be "BTW". After reading your comment, I agree with you now. I say we should be able to have more arms and ammo. I think we should be allowed to have tanks and missiles to combat criminals that will not follow laws. I mean, if a criminal is likely to have an automatic weapon with more than ten rounds per clip then I want heavier weaponry. Landmines, bombs and grenades just to name a few. Yes, the world will be much safer then. Think about it!

    armedcitizen said:
    January 27, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Chicago, the model that broncobama wants for America. Poverty, Crime, Violence. I say we build a wall around the city, and let them kill each other.

      Your So Dumb said:
      January 27, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      Obama just started his second term. You'll have to wait another four years. Hahaha!!!!

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    January 27, 2013 at 10:06 PM


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