|A bystander administers first aid in an attempt to save Friday's shooting victim in Uptown. (Nathaniel Marshall)|
Investigators believe a member of the Conservative Vice Lords street gang was the intended target of the 6:15PM shooting, which unfolded on a sidewalk in front of 909 W. Wilson.
Instead, one of the bullets struck a bystander in the right ribcage and killed him.
A source identified the victim as Robert Kraft. A passer-by believed Kraft to be homeless.
31-year-old Nathaniel Marshall captured unsettling video as a bystander and then Chicago Fire Department paramedics tried to save Kraft.
Facebook removed Marshall's videos and we have re-posted them to YouTube with his permission. (Video one • Video two).
“I grew up in Uptown,” Marshall told us last night. “I don't feel safe at all. I want to move away.”
Second Innocent Killed57-year-old grandmother was shot in the chest and killed by errant gang gunfire less than a block from where Kraft was gunned down.
Penny Gearhart was standing outside of 4535 N. Sheridan at 3:20PM on August 3 when a drive-by shooter opened fire. She died moments later. A 58-year-old man who was with Gearhart was also shot.
Gearhart’s murder, like 79% of all killings in Chicago this year, remains unsolved.