Video shows gunmen opening fire, killing man on Wabash Bridge with squad cars nearby

Chicago police today released surveillance video that shows two armed men walking on the Wabash Bridge moments before at least one of them opened fire on a passing vehicle early Sunday. The shooting left 35-year-old Gregory Crawford dead at the scene. A 25-year-old woman was also shot, but she survived.

The video clearly shows multiple police vehicles with blue lights activated on Wacker Drive as officers tended to a large crowd of people who gathered along the Riverwalk area for several hours before the shooting unfolded at 2:25 a.m.

But the obvious police presence did not discourage the shooters from opening fire.

Police this week said the shooting followed an argument between the occupants of the victims’ vehicle and men who were on the bridge’s pedestrian walkway.

The newly-released video shows many people walking back and forth on the bridge before two men pull out handguns and at least one opens fire toward the traffic lanes.

People are seen diving to the bridge deck, ducking, and running from the scene. After the shooting stops, both gunmen escape by running north on the bridge, away from the police squad cars that sit on the other side of the Chicago River.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Area Three Detectives Leavitt or Taglieri at 312-744-8261 regarding case number JD-302372.

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