CHICAGO (TOC) — A 23-year-old Subway clerk was critically injured in an tried theft and taking pictures early Wednesday morning in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood, in accordance with CPD.
An unidentified male suspect entered the restaurant simply earlier than 3 a.m. within the 4700-block of West Fullerton Avenue and demanded cash from the register, Chicago police mentioned.
The clerk didn’t comply, and the suspect fired his weapon thrice, hitting the sufferer on the hand and again. The suspect fled on foot, in accordance with CPD.
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The 23-year-old was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Middle in crucial situation.
Surveillance cameras at Armanetti Liquors captured a part of the incident.
The video is grainy, however a person may be seen getting out of a silver SUV on the passenger facet earlier than coming into the restaurant across the time police say the taking pictures occurred.
The surveillance video skips, however exhibits the silver SUV driving out of the car parking zone and onto Fullerton.
Minutes later, first responders arrive and transport the critically injured 23-year-old Subway worker on a stretcher into an ambulance ready within the car parking zone.
“I used to be shocked, shocked as a result of nothing occurs round right here fairly often, so very, very, very shocked,” mentioned Angel Gonzalez, who works on the liquor retailer next-door part-time and lives close by.
He mentioned he usually feels secure on this neighborhood.
“I have been dwelling right here over 10 years, and that is fairly good, sure sir,” he mentioned.
He regarded on the surveillance video himself, and was shocked by what allegedly befell proper next-door.
“It is ridiculous; there is not any purpose for that. There is not any purpose. Weapons needs to be outlawed,” Gonzalez mentioned.
Nobody was in custody later Wednesday morning, and Space 5 detectives are investigating.
A CPD presence remained on the scene till about 5 a.m. after the incident.
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