Two shot and killed during attempted robbery

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CHICAGO -- A liquor store employee shot and killed 2 would-be robbers at a South Side liquor store.

It happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Z& S Food and Liquors in the 1300 block of West 87th Street in the Gresham neighborhood.

Police say two men entered the store with guns, one of them jumped over the counter and began to hit the clerk.

A relative of the store owner was upstairs and heard the commotion.   They allegedly shot the men, who died at the scene.

One witness was inside the store at the time of the attempted robbery. He says the men had their faces covered and wore hoods. He says they pointed a gun at him and told him to lay down on the floor.

That man's uncle, Bruce Jones, was outside at the time and says he heard gun shots and saw everyone run away from the store.

He say he entered the store before police arrived and saw two men on the floor, bleeding from gunshots.

Police have not released the names of the men.

No word if charges will be filed.