Update: Second man died in last weekend’s Loop shooting, Chicago police confirm

A screengrab from the video shows the first shot being fired during an exchange of gunfire on a parking lot in the 400 block of South Clark Street. Chicago police said one man died and another was injured. | Heyjackass.com

Chicago police have confirmed that a shooting in the Loop last weekend left two men dead and a third injured. Initial reports said that one man was killed and another survived.

According to a source, the second fatality was dropped off at Stroger Hospital by people who told police he had been shot on the South Side. But surveillance video from the Loop showed the man, who was wearing a pink hoodie, getting shot downtown, the source said.

A source identified him as Johnny M. Crockett, 26. Using the initial information provided by Crockett’s friends, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Crockett died in the 200 block of West 87th Street from a gunshot wound to his back. Investigators believe Crockett was unintentionally killed by someone who was trying to shoot a person in front of Crockett.

“They’re not gonna say ‘We accidentally murdered him while we were trying to murder someone else,'” the source said, explaining why police were misled about the shooting location.

Surveillance video showed a group of men, including a man in a pink hoodie, firing at others in a parking lot in the 400 block of South Clark Street around 3:20 a.m. on August 6. Crockett and the other man who died, Deontae Winfrey, 29, fell to the pavement.

Some men standing with Crockett then moved forward and shot at Winfrey from close range before dragging Crockett away to a black car that left the scene.

The surviving victim, a 23-year-old man, was shot in his arm and leg, police said.

No charges have been announced.


A 30-year-old woman was reported in good condition after accidentally shooting herself in the foot in the Loop on Saturday evening. The woman reportedly admitted to police that she had a gun in her purse, and it unintentionally discharged around 7:30 p.m. in the 600 block of South Wabash.

She walked into a nearby restaurant and asked for help. Police secured a firearm at the scene. Officers were trying to determine if the woman was a concealed carry license holder.

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