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1 Killed When 2 Gunmen Open Fire On Music Video Shoot

By Sarah Gouda in News on Apr 19, 2016 4:11PM

Foster Park, where the shooting took place (photo via Google Street View)

A man died and four people were injured when gunmen opened fire on a group of five friends filming a music video early Tuesday morning in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, according to police.

At 2:20 a.m., two shooters opened fire on the video shoot at Foster Park, located on the 1500 block of West 84th Street, police said. Damond Dawson, 23, was pronounced dead on the scene. Dawson was an aspiring rapper known as "Thugga," according to WGN.

A 19-year-old woman, meanwhile, suffered two wounds to the groin area and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where she remains in serious condition. Three other men took themselves to the same hospital: a 20-year-old shot nine times, an 18-year-old grazed in the back by a bullet and a 25-year-old grazed in the leg.

The friends had been filming a video for a song titled "Two Techs and a 50 Shot," which focused on guns, when the shooting occurred. The video is now in police custody. Rapper "Foreign Lyfe" witnessed the violence and told ABC7 that the camera was filming the five victims when the gunmen approached.

Police say no suspects have been taken into custody yet, but the incident may be gang related.

Dawson's aunt, Angela Tate, talked with ABC7 early this morning. She said, "I always told my kids and my sons and everybody. Stay out of Foster Park because they're shooting people." You can see her full comment on the shooting here.