Video goes viral after 2 men fatally shot in East Garfield Park

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CHICAGO — Chicago police are still looking for leads after two men were shot to death in a moving car in East Garfield Park.

Someone on a sidewalk fired at the car Sunday morning, as it traveled southbound in the 500 block of North Avers.

Driver Darron Thomas, 32, and passenger Kenneth Wallace, 35, were shot multiple times and killed.

A 26-year-old woman was injured.

Police removed the car from the scene with the men’s bodies still inside.  CPD says it wanted to preserve the crime scene, and didn’t want the spectacle of removing the bodies in full view of the public.

In a video posted to YouTube, a visibly upset crowd is gathered at what appears to be the crime scene. They are shouting and cursing as a tow truck hauls the car, with the bodies,  away.

A voice can be heard in the video saying, “They towed the car with the body hanging out of the window. When did it become procedure to tow a car with a deceased body hanging out of a window with a repo truck? Only in Chicago.”

Warning: Video includes language that may be offensive to some

The Chicago Police Department released this statement regarding the video:

“From time to time, depending on the unique circumstances of the death, bodies may be left in vehicles and removed in private area at the Medical Examiner’s office. This would be done to protect the integrity of the crime scene (the car) while at the same time preserving the dignity of the deceased by handling their bodies in a private area rather than on the street in full view of onlookers. CPD is sensitive to the handling of bodies in public, and detective bureau has implemented procedures to minimize any community concerns that may arise from the manner in which crime scenes are processed.”

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