Suspect in custody after 2 men fatally shot during robbery in Chinatown

A woman with the men complied with the robber but they resisted, at which point the suspect fired multiple shots, police said.

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Two men were shot to death during a robbery Feb. 9, 2020, in the 2000 block of South Wells Street in Chinatown.

Two men were shot to death during a robbery Feb. 9, 2020, in the 2000 block of South Wells Street in Chinatown.

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One person was arrested after two men were shot to death during a robbery Sunday in Chinatown on the South Side.

Huayi Bian, 36, and Weizhong Xiong, 38, were standing in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 2:13 a.m. with a 44-year-old woman when someone walked up and tried to rob them in the 2000 block of South Wells Street, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The woman complied with the robber but the men resisted, at which point the suspect fired multiple shots, police said. Both men were shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was not injured.

The shooter ran away but was caught and taken into custody a short time later in the 2200 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said. Charges are pending.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

Two men were shot to death during a robbery Feb. 9, 2020, in the 2000 block of South Wells Street in Chinatown.

Two men were shot to death during a robbery Feb. 9, 2020, in the 2000 block of South Wells Street in Chinatown.

Carly Behm/Sun-Times

Two men were shot to death during a robbery Feb. 9, 2020, in the 2000 block of South Wells Street in Chinatown.

Two men were shot to death during a robbery Feb. 9, 2020, in the 2000 block of South Wells Street in Chinatown.

Carly Behm/Sun-Times

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