CHICAGO — Two people were shot while travelling in a car in the city’s West Ridge neighborhood Sunday night.
According to police, people were traveling near the block of 2700 West Peterson Street around 10:40 p.m. when an individual in a sedan fired shots. The shots were fired into a restaurant on the same street.
A 21-year-old man was transported to Swedish Covenant Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the right ankle.
Police reported that another man, 20, was transported to the same hospital with a graze wound to the head and is in fair condition.
Alderperson Andrew Vasquez alerted people in the community that it was not a random incident.
“It makes you feel horrible as a person, not just an alderperson but as a Chicagoan, a parent. No one wants to see that anywhere in our city,” Vasquez said.
Miguel Ortiz-Litle opened his daycare business, Harvard Learning House, right next to the restaurant almost a year ago and says crime has always been an issue. He says robberies have occurred in broad daylight near the daycare.
“It’s horrible. The teachers are going to be scared, the parents are going to be scared,” Ortiz-Little said.
Police urge the public to reach out if any information is recovered.
There is currently no one in custody and police are investigating the incident.