Robbery victims open fire on alleged thieves, unintentionally striking 2 near Chicago Theatre: CPD

Robbery victims open fire on alleged thieves, unintentionally striking 2 near Chicago Theatre: CPD

CHICAGO (TOC) — Police launched extra info Monday after two unintended victims have been struck by gunfire Sunday afternoon within the Loop in an alley subsequent to the Chicago Theater.

It began after three males stated they have been robbed by three different males inside a taco restaurant within the 100-block of N Wabash Avenue simply earlier than 5:30 p.m., police stated. The theft victims then took out a firearm and commenced capturing on the alleged thieves.

Two males have been unintentionally wounded after caught within the crossfire, police stated.

WATCH: Police give replace on capturing close to Chicago Theater

“We had the individuals who have been robbed took out a firearm and began discharging on the people who took one thing from them, after which we had two victims that, like I stated, who have been unintended targets on this,” stated Chief Brendan Deenihan with the Chicago Police Division.

Surveillance video from a close-by enterprise reveals folks working down the road because the chaos unfolded.

“This was a capturing that began with a battle and unattended victims: one shot within the hand and one other shot in one other a part of the physique.”,” stated Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.

Each have been transported to Northwestern Hospital in truthful or good situation.

One of many sufferer’s father stated his 55-year-old son works as a theater stagehand. He was on a break on the time he was shot within the ear.

The opposite sufferer, a 27-year-old man, was shot within the hand, police stated.

“We’re beginning to see will increase in areas the place we usually do not see will increase in shootings and homicides,” Brown stated. “Individuals are resolving private conflicts extra with weapons on this nation than they’ve prior to now.”

Hours later, Sunday’s night time efficiency of “Moulin Rouge!” was abruptly canceled, eve as folks packed into close by Nederlander Theatre and simply because the curtain was about to go up.

“Some gentleman got here out, and was visibly fairly upset and shaken, and apologized that they have been going to must cancel that nights efficiency resulting from safety considerations earlier that day within the Loop,” stated viewers member, Shannon Gritzenbach.

The Native 2 Chicago Stagehand Union, releasing an announcement that stated:

“The security of our members is a precedence, as is the security of our neighborhood. We’re speaking, collaborating and coordinating with Chicago police to maximise sources each private and non-private to maintain our staff, the general public and our downtown protected.”

Chicago police stated they are going to be deploying further sources to the Theater District and work carefully with the Cook dinner County Sheriff’s Workplace to reinforce security.

The incident marked at the least the third capturing in downtown Chicago this weekend. Two ladies have been shot, one killed close to the Home of Blues in River North Saturday; and a person was discovered shot to loss of life in a Streeterville lodge Sunday morning.

“The West Facet violence is as essential to us because the South Facet violence, because the downtown violence,” Brown added. “It is all essential to us.”

Up to now this weekend, 32 folks have been shot, 7 fatally in Chicago shootings.

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