LOGAN SQUARE — One person was shot Sunday night as a group of residents banded together to stop a Logan Square Binny’s from being looted, according to police and a witness.
Police said the man, who was hit in his right arm, is in good condition after being treated at Illinois Masonic Hopsital.
The shooting occurred just after 10:30 p.m. outside of the Binny’s at 3934 W. Diversey Ave., according to police records.
Megan, a nearby resident who declined to give her last name, watched the incident unfold from her apartment. She said the residents were protecting Cermak Grocery store across the street, blocking off all entrances, when they saw Binny’s was being looted.
“They all immediately ran across the street,” Megan said.
Megan said she then heard a few shots go off and saw people duck under their cars for safety. She said two of the men in the group carried the wounded man to the fire station next door before he was transported to the hospital.
“It was terrifying at first, but once I realized they were protecting the neighborhood and working so cohesively together, I was relieved,” Megan said. “There was a strong police response and the police officers worked well with the community members.”
No one is in custody and detectives are investigating, according to police.
Scores of people caused damage to large and small businesses throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods over the weekend. The theft and vandalism were separate from the peaceful demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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