Two men were critically injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon near a Lawndale liquor store on the West Side, in what police are calling a “targeted” attack.
They were standing outside the Brother 5 Food & Liquor store, 3009 W. Roosevelt Rd., about 4:30 p.m. when a silver vehicle pulled up and “stopped right in front of them,” Chicago Police Deputy Chief Ernest Cato said. That’s when three people got out of the car and began to fire shots at the men, Cato said.
The gunmen continued firing inside the liquor store before fleeing the scene, according to Cato.
“They knew exactly who they were shooting at,” Cato said.
A 29-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the body and a 22-year-old man was struck in the back and neck, police said. Both were in critical condition.
Police initially reported a 21-year-old woman was killed in the shooting and another man, 29, was injured, but after further investigation determined those two individuals were the victims of a separate attack in East Garfield Park.
Police sources said the four victims all self-transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital around the same time.
Shortly after the shooting in Lawndale, investigators could be seen walking in and out of the liquor store as neighbors watched from a distance. A silver minivan riddled with bullet holes was parked alongside the building.
The liquor store’s surveillance cameras captured footage of the shooting, Cato said.
No arrests have been made as Area Four detectives investigate.