Store Owner Shot During Holdup In Chatham

CHICAGO (CBS) — A convenience store owner was in serious condition Thursday morning, after being shot during an attempted holdup in the Chatham neighborhood.

The man was in his store, N&A Food Mart and Dollar Plus in the 400 block of East 79th Street, when two masked men walked in and announced a robbery around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

One of the suspects then shot the owner in the groin. The robbers then ran out without taking anything, police said.

The store owner was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said.

The robbers remained at large Wednesday morning.

The store did not have surveillance cameras.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Poor man is just trying to operate a business and make a living. He’s not a zookeeper.

    • TBRS

      Don’t like the Heat, stay out of the kitchen.

    • Lyndia

      The store is in the black community, therefore Mr. Stupid, who would patronize his store?

  • Mark Williams

    Concealed carry. Because when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.

  • TBRS

    Concealed Carry? Most shop owners in that area, do carry. He just couldn’t get the drop, fast enough. It’s not enough to just pack heat, you gotta know what you’re doing with it.

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