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Search continues for barber shop owner's killer

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OAK PARK (CBS 8) - Shockwaves ripple through a local community after a barber shop owner is gunned down inside his store. 

The search continues tonight for the man who shot and killed a barber shop owner in Oak Park Friday.

Emotions ran high at the scene and family members tell CBS News 8 the victim is 32-year-old Lamar Canady, a husband and father of four.

Saturday, a memorial outside his shop continues to grow.

“He was a good person,” a family friend said.  

Flowers in every color, candles and handwritten notes line the entrance of the barber shop on Redwood Street in Oak Park.

“It’s sad that this could be happening right now to our family.”

Some relatives too upset to show their faces on camera tell CBS News 8 the whole family is just reeling.

“Somebody set my cousin up, set my little brother up, he was like a brother to me.”

Detectives returned to the scene Saturday, interviewing potential witnesses.

Police say it was about 11:30 a.m. Friday that a black man with a medium complexion, dressed in a dark shirt, shorts and a baseball cap walked right inside the business and shot the victim several times.

Emergency crews were called to the scene but it was too late.

The pain of what happened - overwhelming.

"He had children, he took care of his mother, he was a good man,” shouted a family friend.  

Relatives say Canady had four kids - the oldest, 15 - the youngest, just a baby.

“That's the saddest thing about this right now, he breathed for those four children, he do all this for his kids, for his family.”

Rick Norwood has known Canady since he was a teenager.

“His goals in life was big, just like any other kid,” Norwood said.

He says though Canady, an aspiring rap artist, was passionate about his music. Opening the barber shop was a big milestone for him.

“Lamar had made it, he wanted to get away from a lot of things, this was his first step to positivity,” Norwood said.

Authorities say there are surveillance cameras inside that barber shop and also some outside the neighboring store. Police are going through the video, but at this point no arrests have been made.

A vigil for the victim is scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. It will be in the parking lot of the New Harvest Christian Fellowship church that's located across the street from the victim's barber shop.

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