4 Shot Near Police Headquarters on South Side

"We just heard gunshots and we hit the floor," said a witness

Four people were shot Thursday afternoon on a street in Douglas on the South Side.

A person with a handgun approached the four people and began shooting at them about 3:15 p.m. as the group stood near the street in the 200 block of East 35th Street, Chicago police said.

Two men, 44 and 65, were shot in the arm and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were listed in good condition. The 65-year-old man also was struck in the leg, police said.

Two other men, whose ages are not known, were also shot. One was grazed in the hand and taken to a nearby hospital in good condition. The other man declined medical attention, and police said it was not known where he was shot.

The gunman fled the scene and no one was in custody, police said.

“We just heard gunshots and we hit the floor,” said Starr Knight, who was working at SP Hair Studio at the time of the shooting. She said she didn’t see what happened leading up to the shots being fired, and asked whether anyone had been killed.

The intersection of East 35th Street and South Prairie Avenue, which is home to a McDonald’s and a corner store, was blocked off as police worked the scene. Some people walking by approached cops to ask what happened.

Sam, an employee at a video game store down the street from the scene who declined to give his last name, said he saw people running but didn’t hear shots.

“You don’t even go out because you don’t know what’s gonna happen,” he said. “We usually just stick inside.”

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