Four people were shot at a River North gas station overnight, police said. Now, investigators are trying to determine if the shooting is connected to a series of other incidents across the city earlier in the evening.
The victims were shot as they sat in a vehicle at the Shell service station, 350 West Chicago, around 12:37 a.m. Citing preliminary information, police said the gunman fired shots from a red sedan and then sped from the scene.
Police said the injured persons are:
- a 26-year-old woman who was shot n the leg and grazed on her torso
- a 28-year-old man who was shot in the hand
- a 23-year-old man with a graze wound to his torso
- a 19-year-old man who was shot in his stomach and back
The youngest victim is listed in critical condition and the others were in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
About an hour after the shooting, investigators learned that a vehicle that was involved in earlier “shots fired” calls across the city was near the gas station around the time this morning’s shooting. The car sped away from police officers in at least three districts on Monday evening.
Cops eventually caught up with the vehicle in the South Loop about two hours after the Chicago Avenue shooting. Five people were detained and a weapon was recovered. But, the vehicle is not a red sedan.
Area Three detectives are investigating.