By Audrina Bigos

(CBS) – The 46-year-old owner of a currency exchange was shot and killed during an attempted robbery Wednesday on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Police say it happened around 2:45 p.m. in the 500 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The store employee shot in the head during a robbery and died at the scene.

Police have taped off several businesses, including the currency exchange where the robbery attempt occurred.

People at the scene tell CBS 2 the shooting victim was the owner of the store and was well-liked in the community.

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