Police release surveillance video of Labor Day fatal shooting in South Lawndale

SHARE Police release surveillance video of Labor Day fatal shooting in South Lawndale
SHARE Police release surveillance video of Labor Day fatal shooting in South Lawndale

Chicago Police have released surveillance video and are asking for the public’s help in finding two males wanted in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and a teenager critically wounded Labor Day weekend in the South Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

About 2:50 a.m. Sept. 1, Oscar Rodriguez, 22, and a 17-year-old boy were sitting on a porch in the 4300 block of West 25th Place, when two people got out of a vehicle nearby and started shooting, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Rodriguez, of the 4900 block of South Winchester, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said.

He was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, according the medical examiner’s office.

The teenager was shot in the arm, back and chest, police said. He was also taken to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in critical condition, police said at the time.

Police said the shooting may be gang-related.

On Thursday, Chicago Police released surveillance video taken at the time and location of the shooting.

A silver, four-door car, possibly a Nissan Altima, can be seen driving up and down the alley where the shooting took place.

One light-skinned male, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and glasses, and another male, wearing a light-colored baseball hat and sleeveless Lakers jersey with the number “24” on it, can also been seen on the video. The second suspect had tattoos on both arms, facial hair and long dark hair.

After the shooting, both suspects can be seen running away from the scene while the male in the blue sweatshirt holds a black object.

Anyone with information on the shooting should contact Area Central detectives at (312)747-8380.

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