One man was shot six times. At least four guns, including one rifle, were fired. More than 90 shots were fired. But police cannot find a single person who’ll tell them what happened on the 500 block of West Oak early Saturday.
Detectives have classified the shooting as “gang-related” because the victim, a 27-year-old Midlothian man, is a member of the Gangster Disciples, according to a CPD report.
The shooting began around 2:28 a.m. The man was shot in his right shoulder, both thighs, left foot, and twice in his right buttock, the report said. He told police he was getting into his car when he heard shots fired and realized he’d been shot. But that’s all he has said. A woman who was nearby drove him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in her car. Other than her name, she refused to provide any other details.
Police searched the area. They found 34 casings from a 5.56 weapon, six 40-caliber casings, 22 casings from a 9-millimeter, and 23 casings from a 7.62 firearm. But they didn’t find anyone who saw anything, the report said. Bullets damaged at least five parked cars. One car’s driver-side door was peppered with gunfire.
And, it may be worth mentioning, it all happened about 2 blocks from the local police station.
“People don’t believe us when we tell them no one wants to cooperate,” a source said Sunday.
The victim was taken into surgery in fair condition.
Surveillance video shows one of the gunmen was a Black male wearing a white shirt, red pants, a red baseball cap, and a black shoulder bag.
Area Three detectives are hoping to locate private video footage from the area to help with their investigation.