There’s a serial killer on the loose in Chicago – and he’s targeting White people.
Chicago police released details on Wednesday, including surveillance video showing the masked man who they believe shot two people at point-blank range within 36 hours of each other.
Both shootings took place in a gentrified North Side neighborhood.
The video shows a thin male with his face covered, calmly walking up to and shooting 73-year-old Douglass Watts as he walked his dog about 10 a.m. Sunday.
Another video shows the suspected serial killer — who police say disguised himself — jogging down an alley with his hands in the pockets of his coat, just minutes after Douglass was shot in the head.
Police released the video at a community meeting Wednesday night to update residents on the investigation into Douglass’ killing as well as that of 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowitz, who was gunned down on the lakefront path near Lunt Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Monday with a bullet that authorities say came from the same gun.
Police are saying that they suspect the shooter is a serial killer, all of his victims so far are White.
A community meeting was held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse. Local officials and police updated hundreds of residents on the investigation and listened to their concerns.
Police said they’ve saturated the area with additional officers. Forty detectives are now devoted to the investigation and the FBI and the ATF are assisting. There were some questions over whether the shootings could be hate crimes. Police said that it is possible, but right now, they do not believe it is probable.