Teen killed, 3 others injured by masked gunman at McDonald’s
One teenager is dead, and three others hurt after a masked gunman opened fire outside of a McDonald’s in Rogers Park.
Police have no suspects, no persons of interest and no description of the shooter that that they are releasing.
The three victims who were injured are expected to survive and WGN has learned a little more about the teen who lost his life.
Family members say 17-year-old Markeyo Carr was a junior at Amundsen High School, an A-and-B student and a member of the swim team.
Wednesday afternoon he lost his life in a shooting outside the McDonald’s on the corner of Clark and Pratt in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood.
One witness says he heard at least six gunshots.
Police say there was an argument between two groups of young people in the parking lot before a masked gunman ran up and opened fire.
One of those shots hit Carr in the head, he died on the scene.
A 15-year-old girl was shot several times, an 18-year-old was shot in the lower back and another 18-year-old was hit in the arm.
The shooting happened in Alderman Joe Moore’s ward, “It is tragic that young people feel that they have to resort to this sort of violence.”
Surveillance cameras on businesses in the area recorded it, but police tell Moore it’s difficult to identify the shooter because he was wearing a mask.
Sources tell WGN at least two of the victims have documented ties to street gangs.
Moore says police don’t believe it’s related to any ongoing gang conflicts in the area.
However, the alderman says the McDonald’s has had problems with unruly teens in the past who attend nearby Sullivan high school, but never has it resulted in a shooting.
The owner of the McDonald’s has agreed to close his dining area between 3pm and 5pm to keep the kids from hanging out inside until he is able to install more surveillence cameras and lighting in the area.