Police: Man shot, killed inside West Woodlawn Family Dollar

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed inside a Family Dollar in West Woodlawn Thursday afternoon.

Just before 12:45 p.m., officers responded to the business in the 6300 block of Cottage Grove on the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they discovered a 31-year-old man, who was inside the business at the time of the shooting, shot in the head, face and body.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect fled in a gray SUV southbound on Cottage Grove and is not in custody. Police said he is an African American man, who was wearing a mask and gray clothing with shoulder-length dreadlocks.

Roughly three hours later, two men were shot a few blocks away in the 6300 block of South Maryland Avenue. WGN News was on the scene covering the first shooting when crews heard several shots being fired.

A male sustained a gunshot wound to the head and a 30-year-old man was shot in the arm. The male was transported in critical condition and the 30-year-old was transported in good condition.

Area One detectives are investigating. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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