CHICAGO (WLS) --A 65-year-old gas station employee was caught in the crossfire early Friday morning when someone sprayed bullets into a Go Lo vestibule on Chicago's South Side. Three other men were also shot. Two of them died.
Witnesses said a gray, four-door Chevrolet pulled up to the gas station near East 51st Street and South Indiana Avenue in the city's Washington Park neighborhood around 2 a.m. Police said that's when someone got out of the vehicle and opened fire, before getting back in and taking off north on Indiana.
David Scott, 65, was shot five times. He was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. He was able to tell his wife, Angie Anderson, what happened.
"He said they walked in shooting at some more guys holding the door open and they were shooting at the other guys. By him being there, one of the guys ran toward him and he got caught in the line of fire," Anderson said.
Anderson said there was a shooting at that same location a couple of years ago. Scott was also wounded in that shooting. She is thankful he is going to be OK.
"He is talking and everything, but he has a pacemaker. Thank God it didn't hit him in the upper area or he probably wouldn't have made it," Anderson said.
Three other men were shot at the gas station.
A 24-year-old man was shot several times in the body and died at the scene. A 24-year-old man suffered several gunshot wounds to the torso and legs. He was rushed in critical condition to Stroger, where he later died. Neither of the victims' identities have been released.
A 25-year-old man was shot several times in the legs and suffered a graze wound to the head. He was transported in serious condition to Stroger.
Although police have not confirmed it, those who know the men involved said the shooting was gang-related.
Harold Hall knows all too well the pain that comes with these types of shootings. His son was killed in 2005. Hall has been spreading the word to stop the violence in this community ever since.
"We must all come together and stop this. It's nonsense. This is madness. I know there is not an hour or second that goes by that I don't think about my own loved one," Hall said.
Area Central detectives are handling the investigation. They have not yet released a motive for the shooting. No one in custody.