An Iowa man opened fire on a group of people Sunday in Rogers Park after the victims failed to tell him if they were gangbangers, leaving a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the stomach, prosecutors said Tuesday.
The shooting, which unfolded on the 2000 block of West Chase at 4:04 p.m., was captured on two surveillance systems, Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said.
Two people were gambling on a sidewalk with two bystanders looking on when Trevious Hill, age 22, walked up and asked if they gang-banged, according to Murphy. When the group didn’t answer, Hill allegedly pulled a handgun from his pocket and fired 11 shots. The 17-year-old collapsed nearby, but the others ran away.
Doctors have already performed one surgery on the teen, and more operations will be necessary.
Video from a nearby grocery store shows Hill buying a bottle of water, then walking out, approaching the group, and opening fire, according to Murphy. A Ring doorbell also captured footage of the victims gambling and the shooting.
Less than an hour after the shooting, police stopped Hill about a block away from the crime scene on the 2000 block of West Jarvis. He had a loaded handgun in his pocket that was missing some rounds of ammunition, Murphy said. Shell casings recovered from the shooting scene matched ammunition in Hill’s gun, according to Murphy.
Hill — who gave police a home address in Cedar Rapids — later admitted that the man seen on video buying the water and walking out of the grocery store was him, Murphy said.
But Hill denied that the man seen opening fire during the same video was him because, unlike the gunman, he does not wear his hair in a ponytail. Murphy said Hill’s hair was in a ponytail when cops arrested him.
Prosecutors charged Hill with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and felony possession of Xanax. Judge Mary Marubio ordered Hill held without bail.