CHICAGO — Four people were wounded in a shooting in the Loop, according to Chicago police.
According to police, three people were inside a blue Dodge Durango stopped at a red light on the 400 block of South Wells Street around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when two men fired shots from the sidewalk.
All three people inside the Durango were injured. A 38-year-old man was shot in the back, a 28-year-old woman was shot in the leg and a 31-year-old woman was shot in the legs and back. All three were taken to Stroger Hospital.
The 38-year-old and 31-year-old were both in critical condition. The 28-year-old was in fair condition.
A 26-year-old woman was crossing the street when she was struck in the leg and taken by fire officials in fair condition to Stroger Hospital.
Illinois State Police said the bullet-riddled Dodge Durango was later found in Maywood.
Authorities say they took a man into their custody, but his involvement is unclear at this time.
Hours after the shooting, emotions were still high among downtown businesses. Aver Guzman, a manager at Chicken Plant, says the shooting is alarming.
“When I heard about it, I said, ‘it can’t be happening.’ I was a little bit shocked. I hope no one got seriously hurt,” Guzman said.
The shooting occurred just feet away from the Guzman’s business. As a result, he says he is thinking of new ways better protect his staff.
The incident is under investigation.