For a moment, it looked like the teen would outrun the gunman.
The 17-year-old had been hanging out at the Mobil station in the 7500 block of North Sheridan Road when he got into argument around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to police and a clerk at the station.
The other person pulled a gun and the boy ran down the block, but he didn’t get far. “He, like, escaped from the situation but down the street he was knocked down,” said the clerk, who spoke on condition of not being named.
The boy was shot in the face, abdomen and arm, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The clerk, who called 911, told the Tribune the boy had been at the station with friends. The shooter was also there with a woman, he said.
Outside of the station, the boy and the shooter appeared to get into an argument, the clerk said. The shooter then pulled a gun, and the boy ran, the clerk said.
“I’ve been working here the past two years and never seen an incident like this,” he said. “It was scary for me.”
The boy was among eight people shot in Chicago from Tuesday morning through early Wednesday.
On the West Side two hours after the gas station shooting, officers answering a call found a 32-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound to the head, police said.
He was lying on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Monroe Street in the South Austin neighborhood, police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
On the Far South Side, a 69-year-old man was wounded around 12:15 a.m. when someone fired a gun outside his Morgan Park home in the 1500 block of West 110th Street, police said.
A bullet went through his bedroom window and struck him in the left leg, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
• Around 1:15 a.m. on the South Side, a 21-year-old man was shot in the back and the arm while sitting outside in the 8900 block of South Lowe Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
• Around 11:25 p.m. Monday on the South Side, a 25-year-old man was walking in an alley in the 5300 block of South Indiana Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood when he was shot in the right leg. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.
• Around 10:15 p.m. on the West Side, a 24-year-old man was walking in the 5300 block of West Adams in the South Austin neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain. He suffered a gunshot wound to his left foot and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where his condition was stabilized.
• On the Southwest Side just after 5:50 p.m., an acquaintance shot a 24-year-old woman in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to each leg and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where her condition was stabilized. The woman told police she was in the 5900 block of South Campbell Avenue when a woman or girl she knows came up, took out a gun and shot her, according to police.
• After 1:35 p.m. on the South Side, a 18-year-old man was shot in the 2600 block of East 75th Street in the South Shore neighborhood just, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with wounds to the head, groin and side, authorities said. The man was standing outside when someone came up and shot him, according to police.