Chicago police are investigating the killing of a grocery store clerk who was shot to death last night in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.
Police say Elahmadi Goba, 40, was shot in the chest during an apparent robbery at 7:40 p.m. at the N & A Food Market in the 1100 block of West 84th Street. The gunman got away.
An extensive surveillance camera system indicates that investigators likely have plenty of footage of the gunman and the shooting.
Neighbors say Goba was a compassionate and caring man who was always willing to let customers without cash buy groceries with a promise to pay when they could.
"Why would you steal from a convenience store, rob this man, hurt this man and his family like this, when he would give it to you?" asked customer Sam Wright.
Customers say Goba moved here just a few months ago from New York. But he connected with people quickly, and many appreciated the community support from Goba and his family.
"They're very in tune with the neighborhood," resident Ashley Walker told WGN. "They try to keep the boys off street and just make sure everybody over here is okay."
It’s not clear when, or even if, the N and A Food Market will reopen.