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

Kristopher Drake
November 4, 2017

Chicago officials revealed more details about Thursday's shooting at a Starbucks in the Uptown neighborhood that left one man dead and two wounded.

The shooting happened about 8:10 p.m. when "outside the entrance to Starbucks on the corner of Broadway and Lawrence, a drug transaction led to the shooting of three young males, including a 12-year-old boy", Cappleman said.

The deceased was shot in the body and was declared dead at the scene, police said adding that the 12-year-old was shot in the groin and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center by ambulance immediately.

Another man who was shot took himself to Weiss Memorial Hospital, police said. The boy was transported to another hospital via ambulance where he is in serious but stable condition. The victim then ran to the Starbucks, chased by the suspect. Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 11200 block of South Perry Avenue and found the man wounded in the driver's seat of a parked vehicle. The gunman followed and began firing, killing the man wounding the other man and boy.

"As far as we can tell, this was not a random act", Buslik said. Buslik said he believes the victim who was killed was the only intended victim, and that the three who were shot did know each other.

Starbucks released a statement Thursday regarding the incident.

No one was in custody as Area North detectives investigate.

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