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Security Guard Shot to Death at Jewelry Store in Illinois Mall

Police are looking for multiple suspects.




A security guard was fatally shot in a jewelry store in a Chicago-area shopping mall.

The shooting happened early Wednesday afternoon at River Oaks Center in Calumet City, IL, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The security guard, whose name has not been released, died after being taken to an area hospital. ABC 7 reports that he was 57.

Police said they do not yet know the motive for the shooting. They are looking for multiple suspects, according to ABC 7.

ABC 7 notes that another man “sustained a minor hand injury from broken glass and was treated on the scene.”

The name of the jewelry store was not provided in media reports.




When There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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