CHICAGO (CBS) — A 71-year-old antheral was changeable and killed connected a Chinatown sidewalk successful wide daylight Tuesday.
As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reported, constabulary said the unfortunate was conscionable heading to the store to bargain a paper erstwhile idiosyncratic opened fire.
At 12:30 p.m., Woom Sing Tse was walking connected the sidewalk successful the 200 artifact of West 23rd Place, disconnected Wentworth Avenue, erstwhile idiosyncratic pulled up and changeable the unfortunate from a metallic two-door car, according to constabulary and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The gunman past got retired of the car and changeable Tse further times earlier getting backmost successful the car and driving away, constabulary said. On Tuesday night, a bluish car parked adjacent remained astatine the country with a slug spread successful its hood.
The transgression country is crossed the thoroughfare from John C. Haines Elementary School. There were children wrong the schoolhouse astatine the time.
“When I heard the gunshots, the teacher told america to get down rapidly and spell connected lockdown,” said 1 eighth grader from Haines Elementary. “We each did.”
The eighth grader spoke to america with her grandmother’s permission. She described the country wrong Haines Elementary during the shooting.
“The main told america to crook the lights off, adjacent the blinds, don’t accidental anything,” she said. “Some of my friends, I know, they were panicking. Others were crying. Some were texting their parents.”
Taylor Baird said helium was sitting successful his location with his woman and playing with his girl erstwhile helium heard what sounded similar fireworks.
“They didn’t truly stop. So I heard what I deliberation was astir apt 10 oregon 11 shots and past astir apt 2 oregon 3 minutes aboriginal I heard sirens, and past I heard much sirens – and I came retired and we are extracurricular of a shooting, close extracurricular my apartment,” Baird said.
Tse was rushed to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, wherever helium was pronounced dead.
Police arrested the suspected gunman astatine Jackson Boulevard and the Kennedy Expressway. He was being questioned by Area Four detectives precocious Tuesday, and a limb was besides recovered.
Meanwhile, arsenic CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reported, members of a section religion led a supplication locomotion Tuesday nighttime successful the aftermath of the shooting. They ended the locomotion by lasting successful a ellipse with candles lit astatine the scene.
“You conscionable ne'er expect it to hap to radical that you know,” said Chris Javier, a deacon astatine Chinese Christian Union Church.
Javier said Tse’s daughters are erstwhile members of the church.
“For us, there’s a consciousness of shock,” helium said. “There are radical that we know, that are adjacent to our church, who are related to the victim.”
There was a consciousness of daze and a tendency to enactment – not conscionable by blanketing the assemblage with candlelight and prayer, but besides by addressing nationalist safety.
Police information analyzed by CBS 2 recovered that truthful acold this year, 7 radical person been changeable successful Chinatown – including the antheral changeable connected Tuesday. By comparison, 4 radical were changeable successful the aforesaid play past year.
Javier said opening successful precocious 2020, assemblage members saw a emergence successful anti-Asian unit crossed the state – and aged residents did not consciousness harmless leaving their homes.
So the radical installed location surveillance cameras for astatine slightest 20 neighbors.
Javier said the unit Tuesday lone shows their enactment is unfinished.
“There’s a batch of enactment to do, but it’s necessary, and tonight’s impervious of wherefore it’s necessary,” helium said.
Police sources archer america the suspected slayer is successful his 20s and has a transgression record, and they accidental the archetypal probe shows the execution appears to beryllium random.