2 dead after shooting at Harvey convenience store

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HARVEY, Ill. — Authorities are searching for the suspect, or suspects, who shot and killed two people and wounded several others at a convenience store in Harvey.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Express Drive Thru Food Mart at 146th and Halsted streets. A vehicle linked to the gunfire, a black Grand Cherokee, was last seen in downtown Chicago near State and Randolph streets following a chase.

Taijean Hall, 17, was one of the people killed. On Wednesday, his family pleaded for peace. The other victim was 19-year-old Bryan Harris. Family members said Harris was the brother of 11-year-old Ryan Harris, who was was found raped and murdered in Englewood in 1998.

Police said a dark-colored Jeep with four young men pulled up to the convenience store. One of the men went inside and was confronted by another group of three people.

There was a verbal exchange that led to gunfire, leaving two people dead. Police said three weapons were recovered at the scene.

Police said the double murder is part of a burst of deadly violence in this area over the past week. The shooting may be tied to a dispute on social media.

Police said there are clear surveillance images of the suspects.


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