71-Year-Old Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed While Heading To Store To Buy Newspaper In Chinatown – CBS Chicago
By Suzanne Le Mignot and Jackie Kostek
CHICAGO (CBS) — A 71-year-old guy was shot and eliminated on a Chinatown walkway in broad daytime Tuesday.
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As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reported, authorities stated the victim was simply heading to the shop to purchase a paper when somebody opened fire.
At 12:30 p.m., Woom Sing Tse was strolling on the walkway in the 200 block of West 23rd Location, off Wentworth Opportunity, when somebody brought up and shot the victim from a silver two-door vehicle, according to authorities and the Cook County Medical Inspector’s workplace.
The shooter then left the vehicle and shot Tse extra times prior to returning in the vehicle and repeling, authorities stated. On Tuesday night, a blue parking lot close-by stayed at the scene with a bullet hole in its hood.
The criminal activity scene is throughout the street from John C. Haines Primary School. There were kids inside the school at the time.
“When I heard the gunshots, the teacher told us to get down quickly and go on lockdown,” stated one 8th grader from Haines Elementary. “We all did.”
The 8th grader talked to us with her granny’s authorization. She explained the scene inside Haines Elementary throughout the shooting.
“The principal told us to turn the lights off, close the blinds, don’t say anything,” she stated. “Some of my friends, I know, they were panicking. Others were crying. Some were texting their parents.”
Taylor Baird stated he was being in his house with his spouse and playing with his child when he heard what seemed like fireworks.
“They didn’t really stop. So I heard what I think was probably 10 or 11 shots and then probably two or three minutes later I heard sirens, and then I heard more sirens – and I came out and we are outside of a shooting, right outside my apartment,” Baird stated.
Tse was hurried to Stroger Healthcare facility of Cook County, where he was noticable dead.
Authorities jailed the believed shooter at Jackson Boulevard and the Kennedy Expressway. He was being questioned by Location 4 investigators late Tuesday, and a weapon was likewise recuperated.
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On The Other Hand, as CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reported, members of a regional church led a prayer walk Tuesday night in the wake of the shooting. They ended the walk by standing in a circle with candle lights lit at the scene.
“You just never expect it to happen to people that you know,” stated Chris Javier, a deacon at Chinese Christian Union Church.
Javier stated Tse’s children are previous members of the church.
“For us, there’s a sense of shock,” he stated. “There are people that we know, that are close to our church, who are related to the victim.”
There was a sense of shock and a desire to act – not simply by blanketing the neighborhood with candlelight and prayer, however likewise by resolving public security.
Authorities information examined by CBS 2 discovered that up until now this year, 7 individuals have actually been shot in Chinatown – consisting of the guy shot on Tuesday. By contrast, 4 individuals were shot in the exact same duration in 2015.
Javier stated start in late 2020, neighborhood members saw an increase in anti-Asian violence throughout the nation – and senior locals did not feel safe leaving their houses.
So the group set up house monitoring electronic cameras for a minimum of 20 next-door neighbors.
Javier stated the violence Tuesday just reveals their work is incomplete.
“There’s a lot of work to do, but it’s necessary, and tonight’s proof of why it’s necessary,” he stated.
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Authorities sources inform us the suspected killer remains in his 20s and has a rap sheet, and they state the preliminary examination reveals the murder seems random.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.