Lumes Pancake House in Morgan Park is understood to be bustling with folks of all ages on Sunday mornings — from churchgoers to households and buddies.
But about an hour earlier than it was scheduled to shut on Sunday, the favored breakfast spot was sprayed by bullets, leaving one individual lifeless and 4 folks wounded.
About 1:50 p.m., a person was eating underneath a tent at the restaurant, 11601 S. Western Ave., when a white SUV pulled up and fired pictures in his path, Chicago police and fireplace officers mentioned.
The 31-year-old was struck a number of instances and brought to a hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless, police mentioned. Police consider he was the supposed goal.
Four different folks have been additionally struck, police mentioned. Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) mentioned a police officer utilized a tourniquet to cease the bleeding for one gunshot sufferer on the scene and “may have saved a life.”
A person and girl, each 32, have been shot of their legs and brought to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the place their circumstances have been stabilized, police mentioned. A 43-year-old girl was shot within the stomach and buttocks and brought to the identical hospital, the place her situation was additionally stabilized.
Another girl, 30, was shot within the foot, police mentioned. She was in good situation at Little Company of Mary Hospital.
It’s unclear if the victims have been at the restaurant collectively.
Justin Davis, 20, mentioned he was sitting on his yard patio when he heard “30 shots” ring out.
“I’ve never heard something like that before,” mentioned Davis, who lives down the road from Lumes Pancake House. “It’s just crazy.”
Davis ran out of his yard to see what the commotion was. Then, he noticed folks operating — together with youngsters and older girls — from the pancake home.
“[At] a restaurant, like Lumes? Come on,” Davis mentioned. “In a neighborhood like this, nothing like that going on over here. So it’s definitely something we have to watch out for, it’s just one of those things now.”
O’Shea, who had been on the scene all afternoon, mentioned the “senseless violence must stop.”
“All Chicagoans should be able to go out to eat without fear,” O’Shea mentioned in an announcement. “Today’s incident was a horrific tragedy, and we must work together to hold those responsible accountable.”
O’Shea additionally pleaded with the neighborhood, asking anybody who may need info relating to Sunday’s taking pictures to return ahead.
“We need your help to prevent more violence and loss of life,” O’Shea mentioned. “We need to partner with the police and we need to support the police.”
The taking pictures comes after six folks have been wounded — together with a 17-year-old boy — on Wednesday night time at a parking lot in Gresham on the South Side.
Area Two detectives are investigating.
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