CHICAGO (CBS)– A suspect is in custody after two people were killed and seven others were injured during a mass shooting downtown late Thursday night.
CBS 2 Investigators have confirmed the alleged gunman’s name, but is not publishing it until he has been charged. Police said somebody handed him a gun, a Glock fitted to shoot multiple bullets, and he began firing into a crowd. The man has a past criminal record.
Police said the mass shooting took place just after 10:40 p.m. outside of the McDonald’s at Chicago Avenue and State Street. A McDonald’s window was shattered during the shooting. The restaurant is now closed.
Video circulating on social media shows more the moments as more than two dozen bullets were blasted into a crowd of people, some hiding behind the bus stop for cover. Others are seen hurt, lying on the sidewalk nearby.
A total of nine people were shot. Two of the victims died, police said.
Anthony Allen, 31, died at Stroger Hospital about an hour after the shooting. He was shot in the lower back, officials said.
Antonio Wade, 30, a soon-to-be father of two, died at Northwestern Hospital late Thursday after he was shot in the chest.
One of the victims was critically wounded. The rest are in good condition.
The gunman ran into the nearby Red Line subway and down the tunnel after the shooting, where he was arrested and a gun recovered. A woman was critically injured when she came in contact with the electrified third rail on the tracks during the chase to apprehend the suspect.
“This is a gun crisis,” said Supt. David Brown, who once again called on prosecutors and judges to hold gun violence suspects in jail until trial.
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