The body of a teenage shooting victim lay in the parking lot of a far north side McDonald’s for hours Wednesday as police went over the scene.
A girl, passing on her way home from school, says she quickly learned that boy was her 17-year-old brother.
“I don’t know I just came upon it, saw flashing lights, I’m just coming from my school… ”
Surveillance cameras on at least two nearby businesses should provide a clear view of the crime.
Govinda Das thinks he captured shots of at least one suspect on his phone. That video is also in the hands of investigators tonight.
“When you have s beef with someone in high school you know, you deal that after school, you know. So some people are taking it to the heights of, you know, killing,” Das said.
Witnesses say they heard six or seven shots around 3:30pm. Police say there was a verbal altercation between two groups of young people outside the McDonald’s just before the masked gunman ran up and opened fire.
A 15-year-old girl was hit multiple times. She and an 18-year-old man were rushed to nearby St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Another 18-year-old man was also shot and got himself to another emergency room.
A source tells WGN at least two of the victims have documented ties to street gangs.
There are two schools within a few blocks of the scene. Sullivan High School was briefly locked-down.
One witness, Javier Navarro, said “It’s tough out here, you know. It’s gang-related stuff. Everybody wants to make a name for their selves nowadays, ya know, kids, just punk kids, man, ya know.”