Police release video of suspects wanted in murder at Avalon Park gas stationSun-Times Wireon June 8, 2021 at 2:59 pm

Police say these three people are wanted in a May 28 murder in Avalon Park.
Chicago police

Two gunmen opened fire and shot Jeffrey King at a Citgo gas station on Stony Island Avenue.

Chicago police are searching for three people wanted in a fatal shooting last month at an Avalon Park gas station on the South Side.

One of the men struck the 26-year-old victim in the face on May 28, causing him to fall down at a Citgo Gas station in the 8300 block of South Stony Island Avenue, police said.

Two gunmen then opened fire and struck Jeffrey King multiple times, authorities said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead.

Police say these three people are wanted in a May 28 murder in Avalon Park.
Chicago police
Police say these three people are wanted in a May 28 murder in Avalon Park.

Surveillance video released by police allegedly shows the three entering the Citgo Gas station that day.

Shootings have doubled over last year in the 4th police district, which stretches from South Shore to Hegewisch and includes Avalon Park. The district has seen 69 shootings this year through May 2, up from 34 during the same period in 2020, according to police statistics.

Murders have spiked 57% over last year in the district. Eleven people in the district have been murdered so far in 2021, a jump from the seven people murdered in the same period last year, according to the statistics.

Police asked anyone with information on the shooting to call Area 2 Detective Weber #20489 at (312) 747-8271 or Matthew.Weber@chicagopolice.org.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to cpdtip.com.

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