Man, 67, Fatally Shot At Chicago Bus Stop

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    Police said Billy Sergeant was shot several times around 8:45 a.m. near 61st and King Drive, where police sources say someone may have been shooting at a rival gang member. Christian Farr speaks with some of the victim's friends.

    A 67-year-old Chicago man was shot and killed Tuesday morning while waiting for a bus on the city's South Side.

    Police said Billy Sergeant was shot several times around 8:45 a.m. near 61st and King Drive, where police sources say someone may have been shooting at a rival gang member. Sergeant was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    "He had different intentions today," Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) said, "and it ends up taking his life because of someone who does not even understand the impact of shooting a gun."

    People in the neighborhood said Sergeant was a fixture in the community and hung out with friends every morning with coffee, talking about sports and politics.

    "It's a big loss," Nate Parker said of his friend.

    Allen Lumpkin said he hung out with Sergeant nearly every morning near the location of the shooting.

    "Billy was a good man. He'd come out every morning, drink coffee, talk sports, talk about what's going on in the neighborhood ... this never should have happened," Lumpkin said.

    Police said a person of interest was in custody and sources tell NBC 5 it was a 14-year-old boy.

    No charges had been filed as of early Monday evening.