ROGERS PARK — The Howard Street convenience store that was the site of a murder last month and a "magnet" for gang members was shuttered by the city for having a dangerous electrical system and other issues.
AIM Food Mart at 1652 W. Howard — just east of the Howard "L" station — was visited by city inspectors just days after Darnall Gordon, 36, was gunned down through the storefront's windows.
The store is now shuttered, with a city closure notice displayed. A letter from the Department of Buildings taped below the notice details the "dangerous condition" of the store's electrical system and other issues.
"It was like a magnet for these gang members to hang out," he added.
On April 7, Gordon was inside of the store when a gunman opened fire from outside, police said. Gordon was shot and killed through the storefront's windows.
Two other men, ages 25 and 27, were also shot, police said.
A business owner in the the area Monday afternoon said the store attracted loiterers and was a detriment to her business.
A Department of Buildings spokeswoman didn't respond to a request for comment regarding the nature of the city's inspection and decision to shutter the storefront.
The store's owner couldn't be reached for comment. The building owner didn't return calls seeking comment.