1 Killed, 4 Wounded at Gresham Drive-By; ‘I Don’t Wanna Hear Gunshots No More, I’ve Had Enough’ – NBC Chicago
James and Darlee Scott were inside their Gresham home Saturday afternoon when the gunfire came, as many as 20 shots, then, soon, the sirens of multiple ambulances.
The brother and sister went outside to watch with their neighbors as paramedics worked on one of five people wounded in the shooting that happened around 3:20 pm in an alley off the 8600 block of South Damen Avenue.
All five were in the alley when at least one man started shooting from a car that drove up and then, after, took off, the Chicago police said.
One of the victims, a 23-year-old man, later died, police said. He was identified as Tishawn Holliday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
“They was trying to save him, but he was already in a body bag,” Darlee Scott said of the person she saw paramedics treating.
A 30-year-old man was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, the fire department spokesman said. A 24-year-old man was taken to the same hospital in good condition. Another 29-year-old man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in fair to serious condition, the spokesman said.
James Scott, 76, a retired and military veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, said he was tired of hearing gunfire in his neighborhood.
“I don’t wanna hear gunshots no more,” Scott said. “I’ve had enough.”