1 shot, 1 run over in gang fight in Walmart parking lot

EMBED </>More Videos

A person was in custody Monday afternoon after a shooting in the Walmart parking lot in southwest Chicago, police said. (WLS)

A person is in custody after a shooting in a Walmart parking lot in southwest Chicago, police said.

One person was hospitalized with a gunshot wound, and another was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle, said Bedford Park Police Chief Daniel Godfrey.

Police said the people in two vehicles were allegedly flashing gang signs to each other while driving. The vehicles pulled into the Walmart parking lot where one vehicle reportedly stopped, and two people got out. Police said the driver of the second vehicle ran over one of the people who exited the first vehicle. Then there was gunfire, according to police, and the driver of the striking vehicle was shot at least once in the face.

Inside the store, there was chaos as employees and customers were trying to figure out what was happening.

"I was waiting for a cab. I saw people running, women running, men running, I was running, too," said shopper Angela Jernagin.

Customers and employees were told to go to the back of the store. Some began posting pictures on social media as they were trying to reach family members.
Eventually, police allowed everyone to leave. Some employees who were working later shifts came to check on their coworkers.

"A lot of them are shaken up," said employee David Pineda.

"I was so scared for my life. I didn't know what was going on. I know I was getting out of the way, I didn't want to get hit with bullets," Jenigan said.

No word on whether charges have been filed.

Report a typo to the ABC13 digital staff

Related Topics:
(Copyright ©2019 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.)