Two Injured in Shooting at Ashland and Addison

By Geoff Dankert | Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A tow truck awaits crime scene processing at the Citgo station at 3600 N. Ashland Ave. Credit: Geoff Dankert

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.

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  • ChicagoPJS

    Don’t engage in the drug trade and you won’t get shot in a parking lot at 3:40 a.m. Basic stuff, really.

    • ddavyjr

      Yeah, because who would ever need a tow at that time?

  • http://twitter.com/Nina99264136 Nina

    I’m a little confused as to how someone could have shot from one car
    into another car, injuring two people, without breaking any windows.

  • jJen101

    why dont people keep comments to themselves if there are just negative. If it had to do with drugs they would have said it….THEY WERE IN A TOW TRUCK. Fucking idiot. I dont even know this guy or his family but its said people cant be sensitive towards the family or situation they have to talk shit without knowing anything.Sad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BR3H4AHON36ID5GP3H5SET2ZUI steven s

    It had nothing to do with drugs! And for the earlier comment “who needs a towtruck at that time” you must not live in CHICAGO!

  • Tammy St Phillips

    Just an FYI to all the ignorant comments….I know both the guys that got shot and the tow truck belongs to the guy that’s still alive and he does accident recovery which is a 24 hour operation…. google before you speak! Rowdy RIP and Ron, my prayers are with you…

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