Shooting of Little Village bartender caught on video

Surveillance video shows a gunman walking up to a bartender outside a Little Village bar and firing twice, then running down the street as a police car pulls up.

Officers chased the suspect down an alley and through yards and caught him about two blocks away, near 23rd and Rockwell streets, just before midnight Wednesday. Police say they found a gun and its magazine along the way.

The bartender, a 29-year-old man, was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with wounds to the abdomen and groin.

Cameras at the bar caught the shooting from several angles. Video shows a young man wearing a flat-brimmed baseball cap stepping out of a car in the alley north of Lorraine’s Lounge at the corner of 24th Street and Washtenaw Avenue. The hat’s logo and colors are often used by a gang that fights for turf with a gang claiming the part of Little Village where the bar is located.

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