CHICAGO (CBS) – A woman was killed and a security guard was injured Tuesday afternoon in a shooting outside a liquor store in Bronzeville – just a block from Chicago’s public safety headquarters.
The shooting happened outside of Wood’s Food & Liquor at 200 E. 35th St. on Indiana Avenue. Chicago Police Headquarters is located at 3510 S. Michigan Ave., about a block west and across the street.
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Witnesses described it as a wild shooting in the middle of the street. Stevie McDuffey was coming out of a McDonald’s when he said he saw the security guard firing wildly on 35th Street.
“He could have hit anyone,” McDuffey said. “That security guard, he was there laying on the ground as they knocked down the block. He reloaded his gun and continued to fire constantly. He was just shooting that way – I don’t know what.
Police said at 4:12 p.m. a 34-year-old man was on the sidewalk when he got into an argument with another man. The second man then drew a gun and shot the first man, hitting him in the right leg.
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The victim – a liquor store security guard – pulled out his own gun and began shooting at the shooter.
“I didn’t understand how he did that,” McDuffey said. “It was ridiculous.”
During the exchange of gunfire, a 55-year-old woman who was walking on the sidewalk was shot in the chest. She tried to run into a Chase Bank two blocks east of 35th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and she was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was declared dead.
“It was really reckless,” McDuffey told CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar on Tuesday. “It was really reckless, how he lay down on that gun and reloaded his gun and kept shooting.”
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The security guard was taken to the U of C medical center in good condition. No one was reported in custody Wednesday night.