Two Sought After Forest Park Shooting
Authorities say cell phone dispute led to shooting in gas station parking lot.
Police are searching for two men they say are linked to a weekend shooting that took place outside the 7-Eleven gas station at Roosevelt Road and Des Plaines Avenue in Forest Park.
According to the Chicago Tribune, a man who'd lost his cell phone called his own number and the person who answered agreed to meet at the gas station to return the phone on Saturday.
"The two men met outside the store, where the man who had the cell phone demanded money for its return, police said. The phone's owner refused, and the man who had the phone shot the owner in the neck before running away, north on Des Plaines Avenue, police said," according to the Tribune.
The victim was taken to Loyola Medical Center, where he was in critical condition. Surveillance footage captured two men near the station just before the 2:55 p.m. shooting. CBS Chicago reports on the suspect descriptions:
One suspect is described as a heavy set African-American man, 20-30 years old, 5-feet-10 to 6-feet-2, with his hair braided or having short curls and having a chipped tooth, the release said. He was wearing a long denim shirt and dark jeans with designs or rips in the legs and dark boots with an unknown design.
The second suspect is described as a thin African American female, in her early teens or twenties, 5-feet-2 to 5-feet-5, with braids with bleached tips, the release said. She was wearing a grey hoodie, dark jeans and white shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Forest Park Police Deparment at (708) 366-2425.