Morgan Park shooting: 1 killed, 1 critically hurt after shots fired outside 22nd Chicago police district station, department says

Morgan Park shooting: 1 killed, 1 critically hurt after shots fired outside 22nd Chicago police district station, department says

CHICAGO (TOC) — Chicago Alderman Matt O’Shea returned to the scene exterior the twenty second Police District, the place a Sunday evening automobile chase ended with a 46-year-old girl shot lifeless and a 42-year-old man, who was driving one of many autos, wounded.

“Monterey Avenue right here had shell casings, 15-to-20 proper right here, the place the offenders fired on the victims who had been parked 20 ft from the door of the police station,” stated O’Shea, who represents town’s nineteenth Ward.

The capturing began east of the station. Police stated the victims had been chased by one other car and shot at for a number of minutes. They tried to hunt security on the Morgan Park station, however the shooters did not care.

“The victims pulled in right here searching for shelter,” O’Shea stated whereas standing exterior the driveway station. “They had been sitting geese in that automobile.”

A number of photographs fired on the automobile struck the police station, together with a window of an workplace the place officers had been working.

“Unbelievable. Simply one other instance of how the dangerous guys don’t have any worry being held accountable,” O’Shea stated. “The criminals are successful. They worry nothing. We have created this felony justice system, that they will by no means be held accountable. The whole lot’s a slap on the wrist.”

CPD Supt. David Brown vowed to seek out and maintain these accountable accountable.

“Criminals, notably violent criminals, really feel empowered… They don’t have any respect for all times or regulation enforcement and our officers’ lives,” Brown stated. “It’s surprising {that a} police district is just not a secure house. However, our law enforcement officials have been attacked these final two-and-a-half years at ranges not seen within the metropolis’s historical past.”

O’Shea known as the shooters “city terrorists.”

“A number of places, the offenders stalked, chased the victims, riddled the automobile with gunfire,” O’Shea stated. “This wasn’t random. This was focused.”

Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched her picks for the interim civilian police oversight fee, hoping they will play a task in bettering public security.

“A elementary a part of bettering security is having the individuals locally consider that the police are professional forces for good, and that is an enormous subject throughout our metropolis,” Lightfoot stated. “We have to maintain doing the work of holding violent harmful individuals accountable irrespective of the place they’re, it doesn’t matter what a part of town they’re in.”

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