Tuesday, December 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 12/20/17
Featured image: Maywood grocery, on the 1100 block of Madison St., in Maywood, where two people were found shot on Tuesday afternoon. | Google Earth
One man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after a shooting inside of a Maywood grocery store during the early afternoon of Dec. 19, according to Maywood police.
Officers were dispatched at around 11:03 a.m. to Maywood Grocery, 1115 Madison St., in Maywood, where they discovered a man and a woman wounded inside of the establishment, according to police.
The victims were rushed to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where the man was pronounced dead. The woman is still in the hospital, but police didn’t disclose her condition.
The victim was later identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Anthony Morris, 37, of Maywood.
According to an ABC 7 Eyewitness News report, the female victim was pregnant at the time of the shooting.
“Witnesses told Eyewitness News the incident began outside the store and one of the victims ran inside to escape gunfire,” the report adds. “The gunman shot the man and a pregnant woman, who witnesses said was in line to buy lottery tickets.”
Police said that an unknown suspect fled the scene of the crime in a vehicle whose make and model is also unknown.
“There’s no motive or gun information to report at this time,” police said in a statement released on Tuesday afternoon.
Anyone with any information about the incident should call Maywood Police at (708) 450-4441 or (708) 450-4471. VFP
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