Update: Man Killed in Wendy's Parking Lot Had Been Waiting for Employee
Police say they do not know the motive for the shooting; two suspects were seen fleeing on foot from the scene.
Update/2:43 p.m.: The identity of the man killed is Timothy L. Egner. According to the Will County Coroner's Office, Egner died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Original post/9:56 a.m.:
The victim's identity will not be released until this afternoon, pending the notifcation of his family, Police Cmdr. Al Roeschner said.
The 911 call about the shooting at the 104 N. Center St. Wendy's came in at 2:40 a.m. and police arrived to find the body of the man inside his car, Roeschner said. The victim was declared dead at the scene.
Five bullet casings were recovered, and it appears the gun was shot in very close proximity to the car, which had been parked directly next to the building in the lot east of the fast-food restaurant, Roeschner said.
At this point, the murder does not appear to be gang-related and police do not believe the victim was robbed, he said. It's not known if the man was targeted, or if it could have been an attempted robbery that went wrong, he said.
Two suspects, described as black men wearing dark clothing, were seen fleeing northbound on foot from the scene, Roeschner said.
The restaurant had closed at 2 a.m., and the victim was waiting for a female employee, who is described as a family friend, he said. It's not believed the woman had any connection to the shooting.
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