CHICAGO, Ill. — An Ontario trucker has been shot to death in a parking lot after delivering a load to Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The driver, Gary Clarke of Courtice, Ont., had just delivered a load in the area and then was visiting his brother Tuesday night when he was approached by a group and asked for money, according to the report. When he said he didn’t have any cash, someone pulled out a gun and shot him in the hip. Clarke was found unresponsive inside his Peterbilt straight truck and died of his injuries, the report says.
A representative of his employer, Aberstar Fast Freight, told the Tribune that Clarke had dropped a load Tuesday night, before the incident.
”It’s a sad day for us here,” said the representative. “He was a gentle individual…He was one of those guys you wish you could clone and have more of.”
The shooting occurred in the Englewood area of Chicago, which is known for its violent crime. The Tribune report can be read here.
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