A shooting occurred at a Starbucks in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood Thursday night at Lawrence Avenue, in a bustling area near the Lawrence station of the CTA's Red Line and popular entertainment venues the Green Mill jazz club and the Riviera Theatre.
One man died and two other people, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured. The 12-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the groin and was taken to an area hospital, while another man suffered a gunshot wound. This man, 24-year-old, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition.
They were waiting for the deceased 28-year-old inside the Starbucks when the shooting began. Police Town Hall District believes the shooting took place after a drug deal gone awry. The man who was killed and the shooter apparently were involved in a transaction at Wilson Avenue and Broadway, after which the victim ran into the Starbucks. The attacker, wore dark clothing and a mask and is still at large. A witness said the attacker used a small-caliber handgun. People carried the wounded boy and solicited a passing motorist to rush him to the hospital. "There was blood everywhere," a woman witness said. No one was in custody. “As far as we can tell, this was not a random act,” police supposed. Additional details were unavailable, CBS Chicago says.