1 dead, 2 injured after brazen shooting outside Princeton Park restaurant, police say – NBC Chicago

One person died and two others were injured after a brazen drive-by shooting at a McDonald’s restaurant in Princeton Park on Thursday afternoon, which occurred with dozens of people walking and driving nearby.

Chicago police say a 27-year-old man was shot multiple times and later pronounced dead after the shooting, which occurred near the intersection of 95th Street and Lafayette around 2:47 p.m. Thursday.

A 49-year-old woman was also shot in the arm, and a 29-year-old man was also shot when individuals in a passing vehicle opened fire, police said.

Area residents were stunned by the shooting, which happened within walking distance of the 95th Street Red Line stop, the Dan Ryan Highway and the New Progressive Missionary Baptist Church.

“The 95th Street station is the end of the red line, and at this rush hour anyone could have walked down the street, even children,” Pastor Donovan Price said.

Casings and clothing were seen all over the street after the shooting near the busy restaurant. Witnesses described a chaotic scene there.

“One of the men was shot and returned to McDonald’s,” a witness said. “A CTA bus operator caught him as he was falling. Another ran near the Maxwell hot dog stand.

As police gathered evidence at the scene, Price says neighbors are shaken by the shooting.

“It’s a terrible situation at a terrible time,” he said. “These young people (at McDonald’s) are living longer than they should for minimum wage.”

Chicago police have not released a motive and have no suspects in custody. Area two detectives are investigating.

NBC Chicago

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