Chicago Police say they have made no arrests in a shooting that wounded two people at a gas station early Wednesday morning.
The two victims were sitting in a parked tow truck at the Citgo station, 3600 N. Ashland Ave., when someone in a car shot them both at around 3:40 a.m. One victim managed to make his way across Ashland to Tai’s Til 4, 3611 N. Ashland Ave., to seek help. An ambulance took both men to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition. Their current condition is not known.
Several hours after the shooting, evidence technicians swarmed the Citgo lot taking pictures and gathering items from the tow truck and Tai’s. The sidewalk in front of the bar displayed a faint trail of blood showing where one victim entered.
The tow truck — a newer Ford Super Duty — bore no obvious markings, and information on the scene suggests it was independently-owned. Police have no information on a motive, and the truck was not towing a vehicle at the time of the shooting.
Chicago Police Area North detectives are investigating the shooting, which originated in the 19th District. The gas station is equipped with surveillance cameras, and two security cameras were pointed directly at the tow truck in the hours after the shooting, but it’s not clear whether they captured any images from the shooting.