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Innocent Chicago woman slain in gang-related shooting while walking out of Starbucks

May 21, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Innocent Chicago woman slain in gang-related shooting while walking out of Starbucks

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Authorities have reported that gang-related violence took the life of an innocent Chicago woman on Friday after she was gunned down walking out of a Starbucks, just mere blocks from the city’s police headquarters.

Police officials said 49-year-old Yvonne Nelson, who worked for the city’s 311 services, was fatally shot in the chest on Friday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, investigators said that an unidentified armed suspect fired shots at his intended target, identified as a documented gang member who police later revealed to have worked at a nearby Jimmy John’s sandwich shop.

The manager of the establishment said his employee suffered gunshot wounds to his hand and buttocks but was listed in stable condition on Friday night.

He further indicated that the man may have been a gang member years ago but never had any problems at the sandwich shop.

On Friday evening, The Office of Emergency Management and Communications called Nelson a “dedicated and hardworking employee, who served as a communications operator in the 311 City Services division since 2002. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. She will be deeply missed by her fellow staff at 311.”

The gunman was urged to surrender to authorities by a friend of the slain city worker on Facebook aid, saying he was “thoroughly tired of all these people, gang members or not, shooting and killing hard working innocent people.”

“She was ours and didn’t deserve to be killed… just leaving a job where she tries to help the very same people in these Chicago streets,” Louis Shuttlesworth said.

People also expressed their anger at the senseless violence on social media with some making an emotional demand that if gangs are going to shoot people, they should at least hit their intended targets.

At the time of the shooting, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson had been in the area a mere two blocks from the Chicago Police Dept. Headquarters.

“This incident right here highlights what I’ve been saying for the past month and a half about how brazen these violent offenders are,” he said.

Gun violence in Chicago has increased, so far there have been 1,284 shootings in the city in 2016.

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