Patrons at aWest Loop restaurant in Chicago can not even enjoy a peaceful evening out in Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago.
Chicago is a violent place under her failed leadership. In a recent speech, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said that the company is having trouble convincing McDonald’s employees to return to their corporate headquarters because of fears of rising violent crime.
On Friday evening, a gunman opened fire on diners sitting outdoors on the patio of Aberdeen Tap, striking the restaurant’s manager.
“The shooter rolled down the window [of an SUV] and yelled, ‘What the f*ck are you looking at?’ before unloading a clip into a group full of innocent people,” we were told.
The video shows groups of friends kicking back and enjoying a summer evening on the restaurant’s sidewalk cafe, which lines the 1100 block of West Hubbard in the West Loop. Strings of overhead lights and a patio umbrella, folded for the beautiful weather, sway gently in the light breeze.
Across the street, a white SUV sits in the traffic lane. Witnesses said it is the vehicle the gunman fired from. Three people—possibly two Hispanic men and a Hispanic woman—were inside.
“They were screaming and arguing for close to two minutes while stopped at the stop sign,” Aberdeen Tap’s general manager said on social media Saturday. She happened to be working as a server on the patio at the time of the shooting.
She said he flashed his gun out the window and then opened fire on the patio as his driver pulled away. The woman recalled hearing four shots, but an officer at the scene said cops found 13 shell casings in the street.
“Luckily, I am the only one who got shot. And luckily I am still alive. The bullet hit my lower left calf and just missed my bone and an artery,” the manager said.
“This post isn’t to gain sympathy or pity. It is to call out this wild west city that Chicago has become. It is to call out the people who are in charge. The ‘leaders’ who should be doing something.”
The woman included a picture with her story. It showed a gaping bullet hole on the outside of her left calf.
“VOTE THESE CLOWNS OUT OF OFFICE OR WE WILL ALL BE PAYING THE PRICE FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS,” she pleaded at the end of her post.
The attack, caught on video surveillance, can be viewed at CWB Chicago.