The husband of a woman head shot near a Home Depot store in a busy Chicago shopping district Tuesday morning said the entire incident started when he honked for someone to move his vehicle.
Police confirmed the shooting began around 9:30 a.m. in the 200 block of West 87th Street. There, a 41-year-old woman was shot in the head while she was inside a vehicle, police said.
The shooting took place near Home Depot, AutoZone, Starbucks and several other stores.
Ald. Area Ronnie Moseley also said the situation was the result of a road rage incident that escalated.
Jesús García told NBC Chicago that he was in a vehicle with his wife and 15-year-old son when there was a confrontation near the parking lot. Someone in the other vehicle had a gun.
“I honked the horn to tell him to move it… and the guy got out of the vehicle. He was aggressive, took the gun and hit me in the face,” Jesus Garcia said in Spanish, which was later translated by his family’s pastor. , Abemail Díaz. “I tried to protect my family, then the guy started shooting everywhere… and unfortunately [my] “My wife was hit in the head.”
Police said eight bullet casings were found at the scene. The Garcia family’s Dodge Ram was left with a bullet hole that could be seen on the passenger side, where Sylvia Garcia was shot.
Jesús García said his wife has a bakery business and is a chaplain. He remained in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon.