Neighbors Horrified After Deadly Shootout In Roseland – CBS Chicago
As CBS 2’s Eric Cox reported Sunday night, that man lost his life – but not before shooting one of the robbers.
“It’s just sad,” said Lucretia Delk of Roseland. “What is our neighborhood coming to?”
Delk said her sons come to Crispy Cuts often.
“They come up here and get their haircut and shaved and everything,” she said.
Delk described Gholston as a “very nice guy.”
She said she would see Gholston driving around in his truck.
“He would come on the block sometimes,” Delk said.
But Gholston had a gun license and a firearm of his own.
Both men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where they were soon pronounced dead.
Family members say Gholston is a father of two. His sons were just 2 and 4 years old.
Jacqualyn Phelps used to bring her little boy to the Crispy Cuts barbershop. She said she won’t be doing so anymore.
“I will not be taking my baby back,” said Jacqualyn Phelps. “It’s dangerous for me and my kids to be out on the street. Sometimes I hate that we’ve got to walk these streets.”
A 51-year-old man inside the shop was also shot twice in the right leg.
The office of Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) is right across the street from where the shots were fired. Surveillance cameras point in the direction the deadly shooting took place.
“I mean it’s just not safe anymore,” Delk said. “What can we do? Fight to get the neighborhood back.”
As for the second robber, he remained on the loose Sunday night.