WEST RIDGE, Chicago - A man working the counter of a food and liquor store in West Ridge was killed Monday night during an exchange of gunfire with an armed robber, authorities said.
The incident happened around 9:50 p.m. Monday night on the 6300 block of N. Western Avenue in the West Ridge neighborhood on the city's far north side.
Police said a man entered J&K Food and Liquors on the above block, pulled a handgun, and demanded money from the 66-year-old clerk working the counter. At this time it is unclear what caused the armed robber to fire his weapon, but police said the offender fired his weapon first and the 66-year-old clerk returned fire
The 66-year-old victim was hit in the chest but he was not able to hit the robber.
The Chicago Fire Department rushed the victim to St. Francis Hospital where he was initially listed in critical condition, but he later died from his injury.
There is no one in custody and Area Three detectives are investigating.
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