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Reward offered in River North murder

October 22, 2010 10:39:38 AM PDT
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a gunman who killed the owner of a Near North Side convenience store.

Bassam Naoum, 59, was shot to death Saturday night inside his store at North Orleans and West Oak.

Police are ruling out robbery as a motive because some valuable items and money were left behind.

Family and friends held a vigil Monday night in front of the store where Naoum was killed. Hundreds came to honor 59-year-old Bassam Naoum. Candles were lit and the crowd was told how the man known as "Ollie" supported the community.

Basoum was a Jordanian immigrant who came to this country 40 years ago.


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