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CHICAGO (WLS) — A person was fatally shot Saturday afternoon after a fight on the South Side, Chicago police said.

The man was shot while leaving a shoe store in Bronzeville right in front of his family, witnesses told ABC7.

“By the shots being fired close by, it was very devastating,” said VeryUnique Pritchett, a witness.

For Pritchett, it was an afternoon work shift interrupted by gun violence.

Far as the security field, we hear stuff like that all the time, so we do have to be prepared,” Pritchett said. “Soon as the weather breaks and it gets hot, yup, you have to be alert for things like this.”

Shots were fired steps away from Pritchett’s patrol post at 47th Street and Cottage Grove. She said she witnessed a man shot multiple times in front of his partner and young daughter while walking to his SUV.

“It was a young lady screaming and hollering over her child’s father, asking for help. The guy was basically dead on scene,” Pritchett said.

Police said the man got into an argument with another man just before 1:00 p.m. on Saturday inside of “Snipes” shoe store. The conflict spilled out on the sidewalks with store windows left shattered.

“I did see him in a black shirt, ran across the street to McDonald’s and got away,” Pritchett said.

The shooting created a sense of concern throughout the community.

“Somebody must’ve wanted him dead, to kill him out in broad daylight like this,” said Jean Walker, a Bronzeville resident. “You’re coming into my neighborhood and committing these type of crimes, and we’re just not going to let that happen.”

Police are looking at surveillance videobut at this time, no one is in custody.

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Source: ABC7

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