According to police, one of the individuals involved in the drug deal ran inside, and the gunman followed him into the restaurant, opening fire. The suspect is still at large.
The Starbucks is located in the 4700 block of N. Broadway in the city's Uptown neighborhood. "It was very loud, rapid succession". "I thought it was an accident because I was just not thinking, 'OK, this is happening.' So I thought it was an accident". A second man sustained a gunshot wound to the body; police say he self-transported to Weiss Hospital.
The 12-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man were waiting for the 28-year-old inside the Starbucks when the shooting began, Buslik said.
The incident occurred at the Starbucks location at Lawrence and Broadway around 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Police said the man who had been involved in the possible drug deal died at the scene. The boy has been taken to Lurie Children's Hospital, where his condition has improved from critical condition to being stabilized. The 24-year-old man and Watkins are documented gang members who have had "prior history with police". He was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.
'He walked right in the store and just shot three people, ' Stroud told the Chicago Tribune.
No one was in custody and Area North detectives were investigating.