Man killed in Uptown Starbucks shooting was carrying weapon, narcotics, police say

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A shooting at a Starbucks Thursday night left one man dead and two other people injured.

The shooting happened about 8:10 p.m. when "outside the entrance to Starbucks on the corner of Broadway and Lawrence, a drug transaction led to the shooting of three young males, including a 12-year-old boy", Cappleman said. Police said the man who had been involved in the possible drug deal died at the scene.

A 12-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the groin and was being treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, where he was listed in good condition, police said. The victim, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Sauvignon Watkins, of the 1100-block of East 82nd Street, was a father of two. He is now in stable condition.

The shooting is thought to have taken place after a drug deal gone wrong, Chicago police Town Hall District Cmdr.

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One of the men ran into the Starbucks. He said the suspect fled southbound on Broadway.

The man was chased into the Starbucks by the shooter, who was wearing a mask of some sort and dressed in dark clothing, Buslik said. "They were in the east section, or what you might consider to be the back of the Starbucks", Buslik said.

A statement on the company's website Thursday said the store would be closed Friday morning "as we focus on our local store partners, ensuring they have the support they need".

Area North detectives are investigating.

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