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12-Year-Old Boy Shot at Chicago Starbucks


Three people were wounded during a shooting at a Starbucks in Chicago. on November 2, a shooter opened fire in the café, killing 28-year-old Sauvignon Watkins and injuring two others in the process.

Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene. The two other victims included a 12-year-old male, who suffered a gunshot wound to the groin and is reportedly in good condition at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, as well as a 24-year-old male who suffered wounds to his left side and is reported to be in critical condition. The 24-year-old was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Lincoln Park.

The Starbucks, located on 4753 N. Broadway at Lawrence Avenue is located in a busy part of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, near the Chicago Transit Authority’s Lawrence Red Line stop, so it sees a lot of foot traffic. The coffee shop is also less than a block from popular music venues The Aragon Ballroom and Riviera Theatre and the historic Green Mill Jazz Club.

Bryan Stroud, 52, witnessed the shooting. He told the Chicago Tribune, "He walked right in the store and just shot three people," Stroud said. "We were a little afraid. He could've come out and started shooting the crowd."

Police say Watkins had gotten in an argument outside the Starbucks, possibly relating to a drug deal. When Watkins ran inside the café the shooter followed and opened fire. According to witnesses, the shooter, who remained at large, wore dark clothing and a ski mask.

Starbucks released a statement online reporting that the store would be closed the next the day and that they will be supporting police during their investigation.

"The store will be closed tomorrow morning as we focus on our local store partners, ensuring they have the support they need," the statement said. "We will continue to support law enforcement in their investigation."

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Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.


Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.


Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.


Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.


Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.


Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.


Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.


Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.


Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.


Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

An apparent drug deal ended with three people shot in a Starbucks.

Shooting at Chicago Starbucks kills 1, injures 2, including 12-year-old boy

— -- An apparent drug deal gone wrong on Thursday ended with a suspect opening fire in a Chicago Starbucks, hitting three people, killing one and injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. CT when two men outside the Starbucks in the city's Uptown neighborhood met for a transaction, possibly a drug deal according to Chicago Police Commander Marc Buslik, and one of the men ran into the coffee shop.

The suspect pursued the man into the Starbucks and opened fire, killing him and striking two other people inside, police said.

One of those struck was a 12-year-old boy, who was hit in the groin and taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. The other bystander took himself to the hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the suspect and victim in the shooting knew each other.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter the shooting was not random.