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Comcast Technician Among Four People Shot on South Side

By Quinn Ford | January 8, 2014 2:07pm | Updated on January 8, 2014 5:05pm
  A Comcast worker was shot during an apparent robbery in South Shore Wednesday afternoon, sources said.
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CHICAGO — At least four people were shot on the South Side Wednesday afternoon, including a Comcast worker during an apparent robbery, police said.

"This is shocking news, and our thoughts and prayers go out to our employee and his loved ones," Comcast spokeswoman Angelynne Amores said in a statement. "We will continue working with law enforcement as they investigate, and further inquiries are being directed to and handled by the Chicago Police department."

The incident occurred in an alley in the 7600 block of South Kingston Avenue about 12:55 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood, according to Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

The 45-year-old technician was shot in his stomach and the robber got away with the victim's wallet, police said.

A Comcast truck was near the scene and sources familiar with the incident said the victim was an employee of the cable company.

The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in critical condition.

In other shootings:

• Two adults were shot in Greater Grand Crossing at 3:37 p.m.said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman. A 29-year-old man was sent to Stroger Hospital shot in his back and an 18-year-old woman was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with a bullet wound to her arm. That shooting occurred in the 6700 block of South Langley Avenue.

• A 19-year-old man was sent to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition after being shot in his back about 3:06 p.m., Zala said. That shooting occurred in the 6400 block of South Campbell Avenue in Chicago Lawn.