1 fatally shot inside South Side Subway restaurant, Chicago police say

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Friday, February 23, 2024
1 dead after gunfire erupts in South Side Subway restaurant
A Subway shop became a bloody crime scene.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A person was shot to death inside a Subway restaurant on the South Side Thursday night, Chicago police said.

It's still unclear what exactly led up to the shooting at about 11:40 p.m. inside the restaurant in the 100-block of West 79th Street.

Officers responded and found a male victim shot in the head inside the restaurant, police said.

Investigators said the victim was shot by an unknown male suspect who left the Subway sandwich shop on foot after opening fire.

One man who works nearby did not want to be identified, but he said that Subway has had trouble in the past.

"I'm not surprised because the guy who works at Subway, he's got beaten multiple times before," the man said. "Any spot that works 24/7 in this area should be having a lot of troubles."

Customer Mona Davis said this is a place she would only visit in the morning.

"In the morning, I'm always safe in the morning," Subway customer Mona Davis. "I don't fool around at night. At night, I'm in the house...this is 79th Street. you get what you get late at night, but I'm shocked."

The Subway shop had reopened after the shooting, but was later shut down Friday morning after an order issued by the police superintendent, who believes the business is a public safety threat.

No one is in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.

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