Employee stabbed to death inside Wicker Park Walgreens; police seek suspect

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CHICAGO — A Walgreens employee was stabbed to death inside a Wicker Park store Sunday morning.

According to police, the 32-year-old woman was an employee at the Walgreens and was working in the store in the 1300 block of North Milwaukee in the city’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

Police said a man entered the store around 9:30 a.m. approached the woman and stabbed her multiple times. The man then fled the scene.

Another employee found the woman in a pool of her own blood and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the motive of the attack is unclear at this point.

“An offender walked into the store, observes the victim, who was an employee of the store, fatally stabs her and proceeds to leave,” police said.

The man is not in custody and police said they are adjusting patrols in the area.

Frequent patrons of the store, like Jash Shah, are shaken.

“It’s scary,” Shah said. ““I might have spoken to this woman, I feel really bad for her and her family.”

Police are investigating a potential connection to a similar knife-wielding suspect at the same store four days ago.

Police said the suspect was wearing dark pants, gym shoes and a light-colored shirt.

No other injuries were reported and no items were reported stolen.

If you have any information, you can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.


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