A gunman remains on the loose in Chicago after killing two people on back-to-back days, including a 73-year-old man who was walking his dog.
Douglass Watts was shot in the head on Sunday near his home in the Rogers Park neighborhood, one day before 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowitz was killed about a half mile away.
“I saw him facedown on the ground,” Lynda Kaplan, a neighbor of Watts, told the Chicago Tribune. “We see each other every day. He’s out with his two older dogs, walking them, and he’s a frail older man. What could anybody possibly have against him?”
Another neighbor told the newspaper that she and Watts would often talk about their dogs.
“We always joked that our dogs looked alike, like they could be in the same litter,” Fallon Sowers told the Tribune. “He seemed very gentle, very kind, and it’s just heart-wrenching.”
Investigators released a surveillance photo of the masked suspect, who cops say used the same weapon for both murders.
“There’s nothing that leads us to believe these two individuals are connected in any way,” cops said Tuesday, according to ABC News.
The ATF in Chicago said that it will use “all available resources” to help the police department.
“Your safety is our main concern,” the ATF tweeted. “If you know something, say something.”
“People will go about their daily lives,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, according to ABC 7. “But we want it to be done in a safe way. A smart and vigilant way.”