Shooting in Starbucks leaves one dead and boy, 12, in hospital

by Abel Hampton November 4, 2017, 0:34
Shooting in Starbucks leaves one dead and boy, 12, in hospital

Chicago police said three people were shot, including a child, and one of them was killed at a Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood Thursday night.

The shooting occurred at about 8:15 p.m. after a drug transaction between two men at a nearby location apparently went wrong, according to CBS Chicago.

A 12-year-old boy is in serious condition after being injured in a shooting at a Chicago Starbucks. Both survived, but the man who was shot outisde died of his wounds. Marc Buslik, adding that Watkins and a 24-year-old man who wounded by gunfire were involved in the drug deal. His condition was not immediately known.

Sauvignon Watkins, a father of two, was identified as the victim, confirmed Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. He said the suspect fled southbound on Broadway.

According to police, one of the individuals involved in the drug deal ran inside, and the gunman followed him into the restaurant, opening fire.

Police believe the wounded boy and the man fatally shot knew the shooter, but did not elaborate on their relationship.

"As far as we can tell, this was not a random act", Buslik said.

"We are working with law enforcement to better learn specifics of what transpired and support our customers and partners", he said.

Starbucks released a statement Thursday regarding the incident.

"I thought it was firecrackers", she said.


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