Chicago Police Release Security Video Showing 3 Homicide Suspects Shooting Into Minimart at 79th St and Avalon Ave

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Security video of three homicide suspects at 79th St and Avalon Ave on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 5:18 p.m.

Chicago Police Department released a security video that shows shooting suspects that killed an 18 year-old girl and injured four others at Ali’s Minimart at 78th Street and Avalon Avenue on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The video shows the suspects approach the business across the front parking lot, and fire rounds into the store.

VIDEO: Three individuals approached the front door of the minimart and shot multiple rounds into the business, striking the five victims.

One suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

A second suspect was wearing a dark jacket with brown fur around the collar.

A third suspect was wearing a dark jacket and light colored jeans.

The suspects fled in a white 4-door sedan with tinted windows, black rims, dual exhaust, and no front license plate. The vehicle also damage to the rear passenger side fender.

Police, firefighters and paramedics responded just after 5:00 p.m. to Ali’s Minimart at 79th Street and Avalon Avenue to a report of people shot at the South Side convenience store. Upon arrival police found five people shot.

The scene was declared secured and firefighters and paramedics began treating the five victims. An EMS Plan 1 was activated because of the number of victims.

Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck held a press conference after the shooting. An 18-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene and four others, including two teen girls, a young adult male, and a 62-year-old man were transported to various hospitals, where they were listed in conditions ranging from serious to critical condition.

Initial investigation by Chicago police indicates three males approached Ali’s Minimart and began firing into the market from the outside. Almost 20 rounds were reportedly fired into the store. Police said the three shooters fled into a light-colored car and police pulled video from POD cameras provide images of the crime.

Police, firefighters and paramedics also responded to help another shooting victim at 78th Street and Woodlawn Avenue — two streets west and one block north of Ali’s Minimart at 7901 South Avalon Avenue in a residential neighborhood oa homes houses and apartment buildings. The victim was transported to University of Chicago, listed in critical condition.

Initially Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck said he was unaware of a sixth victim, but said anything is possible. Police said the victim located at the 78th Street and Woodlawn scene had not been in the store and were unaware if the shootings at the two locations are connected.

The family of Jaya Beemon, an 18-year-old nursing student who was killed inside a South Side convenience store Tuesday, say their grief was compounded when her mother was arrested by Chicago police.

An 18-year-old woman is dead and four others were injured in a market in Grand Crossing Tuesday. Here is an update from Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck (CBS Chicago).



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