Police release video of group wanted in connection with Loop shooting over weekend
The shooting Sunday stemmed from a robbery during a drug deal at a Taco Bell in the 100 block of North Wabash Street around 5 p.m., according to Chicago police.
Chicago police have released video of a group wanted in connection with a shooting in the Loop over the weekend that prompted the cancellation of a musical performance in the Theater District.
The shooting Sunday stemmed from a robbery during a drug deal at a Taco Bell in the 100 block of North Wabash Avenue around 5 p.m., according to Chicago police.
Video shows a male wearing a red, white and blue Phillies jacket and another wearing a Boston Red Sox hat and a black puffy coat entering the Taco Bell along with a third male. Soon afterward, three other males enter the restaurant, approach the group, then leave.
Someone “implied a weapon” and robbed the others, according to police.
Seconds later, the video shows the males in the Phillies jacket and black puffy coat running out after the others.
“The people who were robbed took out a firearm and started discharging at the individuals who took something from them,” Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan told reporters at a Monday news conference.
Gunfire struck a 55-year-old stagehand at the Nederlander Theatre who was heading out for a dinner break, and a 27-year-old walking with his girlfriend. Both were “unintended targets,” according to Deenihan.
An evening performance of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” was canceled at the Nederlander.
Anyone with information can call Area 3 Detectives at (312) 744-8263.