Tuesday, January 2, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Two men were wounded after a shooting that happened outside of a Maywood restaurant a little after 2 p.m. on Jan. 2, according to Maywood police.
“There were two men over by Poor Boy’s restaurant [101 Roosevelt Rd., in Maywood], who brandished weapons and started shooting at each other,” said Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley.
Talley said that both men sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, which is currently restricting access to visitors in order to prevent any retaliation.
Talley said that the identifications of the men will be released later on. The incident took place across the street from Proviso Math and Science Academy. Students at the school, however, are currently on winter break.
Talley said that he believes the incident is gang-related. As of 5 p.m., the scene of the crime had still been taped off and traffic in the area of First Avenue and Roosevelt Road was backed up as officers secured the scene for shell casings.
Tuesday’s incident was the first major shooting in Maywood in 2018. More as this story develops. VFP
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