by P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times
November 24, 2021
CHICAGO – Two gunmen opened fire in a crowded barber shop Tuesday targeting a young barber who often talked of changing his life for the better.
Romel’s Barber Shop, located at 411 E. 71st St., was serving the evening rush of patrons when two gunmen opened fire on Dedrick Causey, 24, who was employed at Romel’s. According to Chicago police, Causey attempted to escape into an alley where he collapsed as a result of gunshot wounds.
Romel Collins, proprietor, said the barber shop was full of kids getting haircuts for Thanksgiving. Collins was in the process of giving a 12-year-old a hair cut when the incident occurred around 5 p.m.
Collins went on to say that Causey was not a member of gang and could not understand way the young man was targeted.
No suspects are in custody.