Two men were shot to death inside a car in a well-lit car wash on the far south side.
The two were at National Pride Car Wash at the southeast corner of Torrence Avenue and 100th Street about 11:10 p.m. when someone opened fire, hitting both multiple times in the body. Each man was also shot once in the head, police said.
The men were found inside a small red sedan by responding police. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Cameras sit atop each of the car wash bays but it's not clear if police were able to get useful video from the business.
Police said the attack was gang related. An officer nearby heard the shots and police set a perimeter on Torrence to prevent anyone from getting into the neighborhood west of Torrence. Train tracks border the crime scene on the east side and an industrial area lies beyond that.
Police arrested one person running from the scene, who tried to flee across Torrence. He was captured after a brief foot pursuit in a back yard west of Torrence Avenue. It’s not yet clear if he’s a suspect or just someone running from a double homicide.
A Chicago Police Department K9 unit searched near the train tracks east of the car wash. The car where the men were shot was also found on the eastern edge of the property. At least a dozen casings were found at the scene.
Family gathered at the scene a couple hours after the attack. One of the men was engaged and recently celebrated his 30th birthday. The other had young children, they said.