Comcast Worker Robbed, Shot While Working in Chicago

The worker was shot in an alley near 76th Street and Kingston Avenue

By Lauren Jiggets
|  Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 8:54 PM CDT
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A 45-year-old Comcast employee was critically injured Wednesday in an apparent robbery on Chicago’s South Side, officials said. Lauren Jiggets reports.

A 45-year-old Comcast employee was critically injured Wednesday in an apparent robbery on Chicago’s South Side, officials said. Lauren Jiggets reports.

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A 45-year-old Comcast employee was critically injured Wednesday in an apparent robbery on Chicago’s South Side, officials said.

Police said the worker was sitting in his vehicle just before 1 p.m. in an alley near 76th Street and Kingston Avenue.

Police say an armed man approached the worker, demanded money, and shot him in the stomach.

But before the shooting occurred, another man walked into the alley and saw what was happening.

"He told me to walk away," said the witness, who asked not to be identified. "I walked away and before I even got to the gate, I heard a gunshot."

The man says the Comcast worker appeared to be complying with the robber.

"I came out of the gate and he was robbing him. He was taking everything from him, going through his pockets and taking everything he had, and the Comcast guy wasn't doing anything, letting him take it," the witness said.

The victim was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

“This is shocking news, and our thoughts and prayers go out to our employee and his loved ones,” Comcast said in a statement. “We will continue working with law enforcement as they investigate.”

Police said no one was in custody. The shooting may have been captured on surveillance cameras on buildings in the alley.

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