2 dead, 2 wounded at Washington Park gas station shooting


Two men were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting at a Washington Park gas station early Friday, police said.

They were in the vestibule of a GoLo gas station at the corner of 51st Street and Indiana avenue just before 2 a.m. when a shooter or shooters ran out of a nearby car, opened the bulletproof front doors and fired into the entryway, sources said.

The doors from the vestibule to the main convenience store are locked at night. The men in the entryway had nowhere to run from the attack.

A man whose age was not immediately available was pronounced dead on the scene.

A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs and torso. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead.

Two other men were taken to Stroger Hospital. A 25-year-old man shot in the legs and grazed in the head was in serious condition. The fourth victim, a 64-year-old man, was shot in the leg and his condition was stabilized.

In addition, two men were wounded in other South Side shootings Thursday in the Englewood and Gresham neighborhoods.

At 10:30 p.m., a 58-year-old man was shot in the foot in Gresham. He was in the lobby of his apartment building in the 8200 block of South Ada Street when he started arguing with another man, who pulled a gun and shot him in the foot. The incident may have been domestic-related, police said. The man who was shot went to Saint Bernard Hospital in good condition.

Earlier, at 1 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in Englewood. He drove himself to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg after an attack in the 7100 block of South Aberdeen Street, police said. His condition was stabilized.

Police initially said the man had been shot in the 7200 block of South Racine Avenue. That information was later corrected.



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