Outrageous video shows Chicago men firing machine guns at a crowd, killing a boy and injuring at least 3 adults

CHICAGO — A newly acquired video shows four people, at least two armed with machine guns, unleashing a torrent of gunfire in Chicago on Wednesday evening. The shots left a 14-year-old boy dead and at least three others injured.

Later, a 16-year-old boy fired a gun at Chicago police officers as they investigated the shooting. He was charged yesterday with six counts of attempted murder of peace officers.

The video, provided to CWBChicago by a source, shows four people walking across a vacant lot in the 4200 block of South Wells around 8:20 p.m. on June 1.

As they near the Wells Street side of the lot, a minivan rolls down the street. They duck behind a shrub, then rush onto the sidewalk and begin firing up Wells Street at a crowd standing off-screen.

According to the video, which does not show anyone being injured, at least two of the gunmen’s weapons fired automatically, machine gun-style. The other two offenders also fired shots up the street. Watch:

Chicago police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert and found four victims lying on the ground and a 16-year-old boy armed with a handgun nearby, according to CPD. The boy fired his weapon toward officers, and the cops fired back, then took him into custody, according to a police media statement.

The boy had a gunshot wound to his leg, but investigators were not immediately sure if he was shot in the earlier shooting or by officers. CPD said two guns were also recovered at the shooting scene.

No charges have been announced in connection with the shooting seen in the video.

A 14-year-old boy, identified as Pierre Johnson, was shot in the chest and died. An 18-year-old man was critically wounded by a gunshot wound to the back, and a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest and leg. He was also in critical condition, according to Chicago police. A woman, age 21, was shot in the hand.

The shooting location is seen on Google Street View. | Google

Prosecutors charged the 16-year-old with six counts of attempted first-degree murder of peace officers, three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm toward a vehicle occupied by peace officers, three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm toward an occupied vehicle, and unlawful use of a weapon by a person under 21, according to CPD.

No other information is available about the boy or the specifics of the state’s allegations against him because he was charged in juvenile court.

COPA, the Chicago Office of Police Accountability, is investigating the officers’ use of force. Under the city’s policy, all officers who fired shots will work administrative duties for 30 days.

The offenders whose guns generated automatic fire were likely using handguns equipped with “Glock switches,” illegal after-market devices that enable semi-automatic pistols to fire more than one round with a single trigger pull. The devices are prohibited under state and federal laws.

Gunmen with switch-enabled weapons often equip their handguns with extended magazines, including drum magazines capable of holding 50 rounds.

This YouTube video shows a federal agent firing a switch-equipped handgun on a shooting range:

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