Surveillance video shows shooting that injured seven men in south Chicago


CHICAGO (CBS) — Surveillance video released Monday showed the moment seven people were shot and injured outside a shopping mall in Chicago’s south community the day before.

As CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas reported, it happened as police investigators spent the day at 79th Street and Exchange Avenue looking for clues – handing out flyers and interviewing people in the region.

The shooting happened at 3:40 p.m. in the mall, which includes a liquor store and Little Caesars pizza, among other businesses.

The video shows a light colored jumper towards a group standing outside the mall. Someone started shooting at the group immediately after – we paused the video before shooting started.

After the first shots, the group tried to take cover. Most of them fell to the ground.

Police scanner traffic said 20 bullets were heard fired in the parking lot at 7916 S. Exchange Ave.

The victims were in their late 20s to 50s, officials said.

Monday morning, two people were still in critical condition.

Police said a 63-year-old man, a 62-year-old man, a 59-year-old man and a 36-year-old man were each shot in the leg and were in good condition. The older man was taken to Cook County Stroger Hospital, the 62- and 59-year-old men were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and the 36-year-old was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A 51-year-old man was shot in the hip and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

A 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 31-year-old man was shot in the abdomen. Both were taken to U of C Medical Center in critical condition.

Derek Swift told CBS 2’s Sabrina Franza on Sunday night that his brother was one of the victims and was in surgery.

“I’m not going to make it completely out of this until I know – until I literally hear my brother’s voice, and he tells me himself that he’s fine,” he said. said Swift.

On Monday, windows were boarded up and damage was visible at Little Caesars, which remained closed.

People working at other businesses nearby told us they didn’t want to describe what they saw or heard on camera for fear of retaliation.

At the scene on Monday, police handed out flyers to employees and customers. They offer a reward of up to $5,000 for tips leading to gun trafficking charges or convictions, and even higher rewards for tips leading to other charges.

The CPD information line can be reached at (833) 408-0069 .

Meanwhile, several anti-violence signs are displayed at the mall. One calls for a ceasefire and says to ‘lay down the guns’, while another says ‘we are calling the police, no guns allowed’.

These signs were all posted long before the shooting, so fears of violence are not new to the area.

Now Sunday’s shooting further weakens businesses’ sense of security


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