Man killed, pregnant woman injured in shooting at Maywood grocery store

MAYWOOD, Ill. (WLS) -- A man was killed and a pregnant woman was injured in a shooting at a grocery store in west suburban Maywood Tuesday morning.

The incident took place around 11 a.m. at the Maywood Grocery in the 1100-block of West Madison Street, police said.

"We have a call of shots fired and upon our officers' arrival, they discovered a male and female shot inside the store," said Officer Pirsia Allen.

Witnesses told Eyewitness News the incident began outside the store and one of the victims ran inside to escape gunfire. The gunman shot the man and a pregnant woman, who witnesses said was in line to buy lottery tickets.

"One girl was laying on the floor and the other guy was laying on the other side," witness Maurice Barnes said. "There was a lot of smoke in there."

Both victims were rushed to Loyola University Medical Center, where the male victim died. He was identified as 37-year-old Anthony Morris of Maywood, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The female victim is being treated for her injuries, but officials have not released details on her condition.

No one is in custody. The suspect or suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, police said. Police were not able to provide a description of the suspect or vehicle.

"It's unfortunate that it happened in the broad daylight. But we are going to patrol the area, we have Cook County sheriff's police that's working with us as well," Officer Allen said.

Madison Street was closed to traffic near 11th Street for several hours as police investigated the shooting.

Investigators are asking anybody with information about the shooting to call the Maywood Police at (708) 450-4441 or (708)450-4471.
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