Armed men shoot 1 man, rob 5 others inside Bucktown liquor store: Chicago police

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CHICAGO — Armed robbers shot a man during a holdup inside a Bucktown liquor store on Thursday evening, Chicago police said. Five other people inside the store were robbed but not injured.

Three robbers, all masked and each armed with a handgun, entered Bucktown Food and Liquor, 1950 North Milwaukee, around 9:23 p.m. and ordered everyone inside to surrender their wallets, according to initial information from the scene.

During the holdup, they shot a 26-year-old man in the abdomen, leaving him critically injured, according to CPD. They took property from the other five victims and fled the scene in a black Kia waiting outside.

The Kia was reported stolen from the 2600 block of West Haddon in Humboldt Park earlier on Thursday, according to Chicago police records.

The police did not release descriptions of the robbers.

The victim is the third person shot in Wicker Park and Bucktown this year. That’s down from five shooting victims at this point last year and on pace with 2021, which also had three shooting victims as of this date.

On June 19, carjackers shot a man as they tried to take his vehicle in the 1800 block of North Damen. The attack was caught on video.

And on March 19, a 25-year-old man was shot during an argument in the 1500 block of West North Avenue.

No arrests have been announced in any of this year’s shootings.

Editor’s note: The Chicago Police Department released a media statement that said yesterday’s shooting occurred at 10:27 p.m. In fact, officers were dispatched at 9:23 p.m.

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