3 shot at Ukrainian Village barbershop, Chicago police say

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
3 shot, including grandmother, at Ukrainian Village barbershop
Three people were shot at a barbershop on the West Side Friday afternoon, according to the Chicago Police Department.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three people were shot at a barbershop in Ukrainian Village Friday afternoon, Chicago officials said.

The shooting took place around 2:30 p.m. at a barbershop in the 1100-block of North Western Avenue.

Police said two men opened the door of the business and opened fire, then fled.

Police said three people were injured: an 18-year-old man, 20-year-old man, and 52-year-old woman.

The 18-year-old man was struck in the ankle, and taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition. The 20-year-old man was struck in the thigh and ankle and taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

The 52-year-old woman was struck in the thigh and leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

"There was a brown truck and the boy was standing in front of the barbershop. So the boy in the truck, he shot at him but he missed the boy in front of the barbershop, and he shot in the barbershop and he shot some and he shot our mom," said Deavaie White, witness.

White identified the woman as Tammy Adams, who she said is like a mother to her and others in the neighborhood.

"She got shot in her hip and leg. One bullet went through," White said.

White was parked on Western Avenue streaming live to Facebook at the time of the shooting and caught the entire thing on cell phone video.

"She's like, we should go check on Tammy, our mom, then she runs across the street and boom. Our mom, on the floor. And then some other boy in there got shot in the stomach, leaking out all over the barbershop," said Jaliyah McKaufman, who was with White and also witnessed the shooting.

The two gunmen, they said, took off, and so did the man they said the shooters were aiming for.

White and McKaufman said Adams was at the barbershop getting her 3-year-old grandson a haircut.

"They just told me his grandma got shot," said Adams' daughter Kiki. "He's seen his own grandma get shot today! It's sad out here! You can go to a barbershop! Can't do nothing!"

"When I seen that, a whole different feeling went through me," McKaufman added. "I don't even know how to like... a whole different feeling. I just wanted to break down. Break down. That's all."

An investigation by Area Three Detectives is ongoing, police said. No one is currently in custody.

"Everyday you have to worry about if you're going to live to see tomorrow," Kiki said.

White said she hopes her Facebook live video will be able to help police catch the shooters.