Suspect shoots man who appears to swing tire iron at him at Auburn Gresham gas station: VIDEO

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Possible road rage shooting caught on camera at South Side gas station
An alleged road rage shooting in Chicago was caught on video at an Auburn Gresham gas station at 79th and Western on Wednesday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An alleged road rage shooting was caught on camera at a South Side gas station on Wednesday morning.

Images of the brazen daytime road rage attack are chilling, especially for neighborhood residents who heard gunfire erupt in their Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

"I heard about six or seven gunshots and it sounded really close," said neighborhood resident Yarnell Green.

The incident happened on Wednesday morning at the Falcon Fuel at the corner of 79th and Western Avenue just before 9 a.m. Several of the gas station's many security cameras captured the crime. Video was shared by the business.

Authorities on the scene said what began as some type of argument between an unidentified motorist and a car porter for a nearby auto detail shop ended with gunfire.

Footage shows the two male drivers pulling into the gas station after some sort of altercation while driving southbound on Western Avenue.

The security video captured the 37-year-old auto detail shop worker getting out of the car he was driving, with a red tire iron in his hand, shortly after the motorist in a silver car pulls up next to him.

But, it was when the worker appears to swing at the motorist with the metal rod that the man opens fire on him. The wounded man can be seen running away.

Witnesses said several drivers passed him by before someone stopped to help him by taking him to Christ Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

"You can't be safe anywhere you go, because there's always trouble everywhere," said neighborhood resident Edward Brown.

Moments later, the shooter flees in his car.

No one else was hurt during the incident. Investigators are hoping security footage will help them identify the shooter.

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