Worth shooting at Crossing Bar and Grill leaves 2 dead

Police dispel rumors about "suspect" posted on social media
WORTH, Ill. -- Two people were shot and killed at a bar in south suburban Worth.

The shooting occurred early Monday at the Crossing Bar and Grill at 6959 W. 111th St., according to a brief statement from Worth police.

The two were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where they died, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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Police released no details of the shooting other than saying it remained under investigation and "there is no threat to the public."

Worth Police Chief Tim Denton said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that investigators are aware of social media postings about a suspect that has been identified, but have determined the information to be inaccurate. Denton reminded the general public to not take any action into their own hands.

Investigators are still in the process of identifying all persons of interest and locating witnesses, Denton said. Anyone who was at the Crossing Bar and Grill at the time of the incident, or has any information about it, is asked to contact Deputy Chief Petersen at 708-448-3979 ext #583.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)