A shooting at a Chicago Starbucks on Thursday resulted in the death of one man and the injuries of two others, including a 12-year-old boy.
Sauvignon Watkins, 28, was killed according to family and the Cook County medical examiner's office. The 12-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the groin, according to the Chicago Tribune. He is listed in good condition, police said. Another man, age 24, was shot in the left side. He is currently in serious condition.
Chicago police Town Hall District Cmdr. Marc Buslik said police believe the shooting was the result of a drug deal gone bad.
"Appears the victim completed narcotics transaction outside, ran into Starbucks and was shot, later died," Ald. James Cappleman tweeted Thursday night.
The shooter and the Watkins were allegedly involved in a transaction when the victim ran into the Starbucks. The shooter, who was wearing a mask and dark clothing, followed him in and opened fire. According to NBC Chicago, the wounded victims happened to be standing nearby Watkins. Police believe the wounded knew Watkins but did not elaborate on the relationships.
The suspect is still at large.
Watkins’ family members said Watkins had a great sense of humor and a light-hearted personality. He was the father of two young children, ages 1 and 2.
"He never ceased to make me laugh about something every single day," his mother, Shawn Adams, 49, told the Chicago Tribune. "I just loved to listen to his stupid anecdotes or whatever to make me laugh. [...] This is just the one thing I prayed would never happen.”
[Photo: NBC Chicago]
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