LANSING, Ill. — Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot during an armed robbery at a gas station in Lansing Thursday morning.
The medical examiner’s office identified the man as 53-year-old Cameron Webster Sr. Loved ones said the fatal shooting victim worked as a security guard in Chicago.
According to police, the shooting occurred at the QuikTrip gas station near the 17300 block of Torrence Ave. just before 4:40 a.m.
“Several shots were fired,” said Lansing Police Chief Alfred Phillips.
The shooting appears to have occurred near one of the gas pumps. Family members told WGN News that Webster was on his way to work when he stopped for gas. A cousin, who did not wish to be identified, said Webster was a father of three and a hard worker trying to provide for his family.
Jorge Ruiz, co-owner of Signarama, said he came to work just as the gas station was flooded with investigators.
“I was worried about what happened because I had no clue about it,” Ruiz said.
Cook County resident Larry Johnson told WGN News he was saddened to learn about the shooting at the gas station that had only been open a few weeks.
“It’s crazy,” Johnson said. “They just put this gas station up. Someone got killed already. It’s crazy out here.”
Added Ruiz: “It’s good and bad because it brings business to us but it’s bad at night.”
Lansing police hope to ease locals’ concerns after the deadly shooting as officers work with QuikTrip on the investigation.
“They’ve got a lot of cameras in many different angles,” Phillips said. “They’re well-lit up at night. Our officers are in the area constantly throughout the evening.”
The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is assisting.
Still, the community is left to grapple with the deadly shooting.
“Lansing is a good area,” Ruiz said. “Bad things happen in good places, too. I just feel bad for his family and I hope they find peace.”