Chicago Violence

1 Killed, 4 Injured in Shooting Outside Restaurant on Chicago's Far South Side

The shooting was reported before 2 p.m. at Lumes Pancake House, located at 11601 S. Western Ave.

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At least one person died and four others were injured while dining outside at a restaurant Sunday afternoon on Chicago's Far South Side, police and fire officials said.

The shooting was reported before 2 p.m. Sunday outside Lumes Pancake House, which is located at 11601 S. Western Ave. in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

The man who died was the intended target of the shooting, and shot while under a tent outdoors, according to the Chicago Police Department. The individual suffered a gunshot wound when someone inside a white-colored SUV drove up and fired shots.

Three people were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, the Chicago Fire Department confirmed.

According to police, a 43-year-old female was listed in stable condition. A 32-year-old woman, who was shot in the thigh, was also said to be in stable condition.

A fourth victim, a 32-year-old male, sustained a gunshot wound to the thigh and was said to be in stable condition. The fifth victim, a 30-year-old woman, sustained a gunshot wound to the foot and was in good condition at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park.

Police initially reported a total of six victims.

Martin Punte, a restaurant employee, told reporters several people were dining outside when shots erupted.

"It's scary," he said. "I've never seen this before."

The aunt of the man who died said he had been at the restaurant with the mother of their child and their baby.

"This is my third nephew I lost," the aunt said. "I lost a nice, and I lost my mom, so this is crazy."

Police were trying to figure out if everyone hit by the gunfire had been dining together or eating separately.

Community activist Andrew Holmes told NBC 5 police were working on gathering any surveillance video of potential suspects.

"Why jump out of a car and discharge a weapon in the first place?" Holmes said. "If you have a disagreement with somebody, settle it another way... just walk away."

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