Illinois Construction Worker Killed in Site Robbery

Posted: 6/23/2015

construction, contractor, robberySouth Holland, IL -- Police are searching for a gunman who shot a construction worker at a job site in the middle of the day.

The victim, Sergio Varela, 42, was working at a vacant home doing electrical work for a rehab project when three men approached the site.  They asked if the men needed help.  When they were told no, the gunman opened fire.  They shot Varela multiple times and he died at the scene.

His brother, Joe Varela, was working with him at the time.  He and the surrounding neighbors are shaken by the incident.  It occurred only a few blocks from the South Suburban College on a busy street in the middle of the day.

The actions and conversation before the shooting are unclear.  Right now, there are no leads.

 

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