CHICAGO — A Chicago Lawn convenience store clerk was killed after a gunman shot him in an apparent robbery Tuesday morning, police said.
The gunman shot a 50-year-old father of 11 in Uptown just hours later, police said.
The Chicago Lawn shooting happened about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman.
"After exchanging words about purchasing merchandise, the subject attempted to exit the store with the merchandise," a police statement said. "An employee attempted to block the subject's path, at which time the subject produced a handgun and shot and killed the employee."
Omar Maslat, 57, of the 7200 block of West 87th Street in southwest suburban Bridgeview, was shot in his chest and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 a.m.
He was the third person killed since Monday evening.
The gunman got away in a late model white Ford Crown Victoria and drove north on Artesian Avenue, police said.
The man headed to Uptown, where he shot another victim in the head about 9:45 a.m. in a parking lot in the 1000 block of West Wilson Avenue, police said. The lot includes a Dunkin Donuts and Payless shoe store.
Joey Jones, 31, of the 3000 block of West Armitage Avenue, was later charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the two shootings, police said. He was expected in court Wednesday.