SUMMIT (CBS) — Robbers who had carjacked a vehicle in Chicago are now wanted in the fatal shooting of a store clerk in Summit.

Police say the two men robbed two stores on Harlem Avenue on Wednesday and are suspected in several shootings during the day.

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In the second robbery, at a Shell Station at 63rd Street and Harlem, one of the suspects, a white Hispanic man, fatally shot the store clerk.




The clerk was identified by family as Ghassan Abu Jreis. Family said he was filling in for another worker and typically didn’t work at the time of the robbery.

Gas station clerk Ghassan Abu Jreis

Gas station clerk Ghassan Abu Jreis

The robbery preceded another one in the 5300 block of Harlem by the same men. Shots were also fired in that robbery, but nobody was injured.

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The second suspect was described as a black man who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

The gunman, a white Hispanic, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, red t-shirt and black baseball cap.

The pair fled in a silver Pontiac Grand Prix, with an Illinois license plate L925050. That vehicle had been car jacked earlier that morning in Chicago.

Chicago Police said the suspects approached a man pumping gas in the 8900 block of South Chicago Avenue around 7:30 a.m.

The pair shot a 27-year-old in the leg and can be seen on surveillance video rifling through his pockets. His injuries were not life threatening.

Five minutes later, another victim was shot while the suspects were driving the stolen vehicle. Then the men in the car were involved in a hit-run accident on South Lake Shore drive. The suspects then drove to Summit, where they robbed the two stores there.

The Grand Prix has dark tinted windows, front end damage and rust near the gas cap.

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