Hoodie Wearing Gunmen Kill 1 – Injure 5 in Bobby Rush’s District
They wore hoodies.
U.S. Representative Bobby Rush, a prominent civil rights activist during the 1960s, pulls on the hood of a gray sweatshirt, known as a hoodie during a floor speech in the House of Representatives in Washington March 28, 2012. A national debate over the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida spilled into the House of Representatives on Wednesday when a Democratic lawmaker put on a “hoodie” – clothing that has become emblematic of those protesting police handling of the case. (REUTERS)
At least two people were killed and 11 others wounded in violence across Chicago overnight, most of the victims from just two shootings on the West and South sides, according to police.
Suspects were being questioned in one of the shootings, the killing of a man near his home on the Far South Side, officials said.
The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday when two men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said.
One man was killed and five others were wounded. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 24.
The gunmen fled in an SUV and police continued searching for them this morning.
About four hours later, four people were standing in a parking lot in the 4100 block of West Roosevelt Road when a black car drove up and gunfire rang out.
A 29-year-old man was shot in the arm, a second man the same age was shot in the leg, a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 36-year-old man was shot in the thigh, police said. They were all taken by a friend to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.