Off-duty CFD firefighter injured in Oak Lawn shooting after 3 in construction vests open fire

Oak Lawn police said shooting took place at gas station

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, June 2, 2022
3 in construction vests open fire at Oak Lawn gas station; 1 wounded
A bystander was wounded in a shooting at a gas station in Oak Lawn Tuesday, police said.

OAK LAWN, Ill. (WLS) -- The bystander wounded in a shooting at a gas station in Oak Lawn Tuesday was an off-duty Chicago firefighter, police and fire officials said.

Oak Lawn police responded to the BP Amoco gas station at 111th Street and Pulaski Road at about 5 p.m.

Investigators said three suspects wearing construction vests got out of a dark Dodge car and began firing at a white Chevrolet Suburban at a gas pump.

The driver of the Suburban ran into the gas station and then ran back into his vehicle before driving away, police said.

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The suspects drove away in the Dodge, north on Pulaski Road.

The firefighter, an innocent bystander, suffered a graze wound to the shoulder while sitting at a red light. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

Police released a surveillance image of the suspects in the car, which had a license plate of H414418. Police said the car was reported stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oak Lawn Police Detective Division at (708) 907-4051 and tips can be sent by text to (708) 613-8477.