Image source: ABC7 Chicago
Chicago’s South Side continued to witness violence when on Sunday morning, a fatal hit-and-run killed three people and left one in serious conditions.
Chicago police say three men were killed while one was lucky enough to survive, narrowly escaping death and sustaining serious injuries.
Witnesses and family members revealed that the situation stemmed from a bar fight that night.
Although most bar fights usually end after a period, things got worse when they took their conflict outside the bar.
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ABC7 Chicago has received footage showing the horrific incident at 70th and Jeffrey.
The video shows a group of men who seemed to fight in the middle of the street when a sedan headed for the south struck them.
The fatal accident occurred at 5 am.
Several shoes were dispersed on the sidewalk and showed the brutality of the incident.
According to the police, the vehicle escaped.
Three of the victims were brought to the University of Chicago medical center. Police report they were pronounced dead.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified two of the victims as Devonta Vivetter, 27, and Donald Huey, 25.
Meanwhile, the fourth man was taken to Stroger Hospital.
Although his injuries are serious, he is in stable condition and seems likely to live.
Family and witnesses
Vivetter’s cousin Anita spoke to ABC7 but refused to show her face. She says:
“I’ve been crying all day. It’s just– I can’t believe it.”
She also said that the fight started around the corner from the Jeffrey Pub.
“Someone jumped in they [sic] car and ran them over. Saw that they were fighting, jumped in the car and ran them over,” she added.
“He didn’t deserve it. And for you to keep going like! This is ridiculous!”
Adding to the story, a witness said:
“It’s no way you couldn’t have seen the folks in the middle of the street. And for you to keep going like that, this is ridiculous.”
“You could just hear down the street: boom, boom, other people were getting hit,” they added.
“I was just focused on who I was in front of: the victim. The victim that was in front of me. I was just focused on him.”
“It’s just sad to see our community in such devastation.”
Dr. Mark Stearnes, a member of the community commenting on the situation, said, “Not only is there no regard for the law, but there is no regard for life.”
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Local residents are calling for more be done to stop reckless and reckless driving.
Meanwhile, the police are currently looking for the driver who killed the three men.
The Jeffrey Pub also released a statement on social media which reads:
“Our hearts are heavy this morning that such a tragic event has occurred. And to those that lost a loved one or friend, we stand with you. We always encourage everyone to leave and go to your vehicles right away to make it home safe.”
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