Four people shot on Chicago's West Side
July 28, 2006 (Last Updated: 10:25:42 PM) (WLS) -- A drive-by shooting on Chicago's West Side leaves one man dead and three other people wounded. It happened in the 1500 block of South Christiana. Police are looking for the four people in the car that the shots came from.
The shooting happened in the middle of the day about a block away from a school that had just let students out of summer classes an hour earlier.
Police don't know who the intended target was but four people were caught in the crossfire.
While police comb over evidence, devastated relatives find out that 31-year-old Ray Charles Lee was fatally struck by bullets as he was riding his bike to a nearby store to get cigarettes.
"The birthday on the 28th. And that's a shame the way they got crime going on around here. It don't make no sense," said Tanya Lee, the victim's aunt.
The shooting happened around 1:30 in the 1500 block of South Christiana. Police say numerous shots rang out from a southbound car that then sped off.
Lee was killed and three other people injured. A 28-year-old man, a 44-year-old construction worker, who was pouring concrete on a porch, and 69-year-old Mattie Moore, the owner of the home, who was standing outside supervising work. The woman, known in the neighborhood as 'Aunt Mattie', was shot three times but her son said she is in good spirits.
North Lawndale Residents say violence is nothing new in their neighborhood and at least three people have been killed on the block in the past 18 months. They say the community needs to come together to stop the violence.
"I think it's important for the men of this community to assert themselves and to in fact reclaim our community, because this is tragic," said Derrick Harris.
The suspects got away. Police say four men were in a gold four-door Nissan Altima. And they are trying to locate that car. And again, if you have any information on the shooting today, you re asked to call police.
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