A father of four was shot and killed while working at a Chicago gas station early Thursday.
Marwan Sadeq, 45, was standing outside the Citgo gas station in the 6600 block of South State Street around 12:45 a.m. when he was gunned down, according to Chicago Police.
One customer, who wished to remain anonymous, told NBC 5 he was inside the store at the time when he heard yelling coming from the gas station’s parking lot. Seconds later, he heard gunfire.
“You hear, ‘Pop! Pop! Pop!’” the customer said. “You see him rush to the door, try to get in, and then he collapsed in front of the door right there.”
Ahmed Awadh was working the register at the time his coworker was killed.
“He just came from New York last year for a better life,” Awadh said. “What we’re seeing right now is very sad.”
Awadh said the victim is originally from Yemen and lived in south suburban Chicago Ridge with his wife and four children. He had two boys and two girls, the oldest of whom is 17 years old.
Sadeq's teenage daughter had one word to describe her father: loving.
The Citgo station is located right off of the Dan Ryan Expressway in the city’s Park Manor neighborhood. He had been working at that station for about a year.
Hours after the shooting the man’s nephew told NBC 5 he and his family were too distraught to begin to come to terms with the unexpected death, saying they just “don’t understand how this happened.”
Store employees say detectives are going through footage from security cameras at the gas station as the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.