Armored Truck Employee Killed, Another Injured in Robbery Turned Shooting Outside Chatham Bank

One armored truck security guard was killed and a second was injured in a shooting that occurred Monday morning while the two were loading an ATM outside a bank in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, according to law enforcement. At approximately 10:21 a.m. in the 200 block of West 83rd Street, the victims were loading an ATM machine at Bank of America, 250 W. 83rd St., when two to four men, wearing all black and masks, approached and demanded cash, police said. At some point during the encounter, both employees sustained gunshot wounds. A 47-year-old woman was shot six times, and the second victim, a 46-year-old man, sustained two gunshot wounds to the stomach area. Both victims were transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center and listed in unknown condition. One victim died from their injuries, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Monday afternoon, but didn’t specify which individual passed away. The offenders fled the scene in an unknown vehicle, police stated. A heavy police presence was seen in the area following the shooting as authorities searched for the suspects. In a statement, a Bank of America spokeswoman said, “We’re saddened to hear of the incident and are working with local law enforcement and the FBI.” The incident remained under investigation by Area Two detectives. Both victims were working for Canada-based security GardaWorld Corporation, the company confirmed in a statement. “…This morning a GardaWorld crew was the target of a foiled robbery attempt while servicing a client location in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood,” the statement read. “Two of our employees were critically injured and taken to hospital. At this time, we are focusing on supporting them and their immediate families. We are working closely with the authorities in their investigation to find the perpetrators.”

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