CHICAGO
08/11/2011 05:46 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2011

Alfredo Cuellar, South Chicago Butcher, Killed By Stray Bullet While Working

A butcher and cashier of a South Side meat market was killed Thursday morning after a bullet came through the window of his workplace, Margarita's Meat Market, and struck him in the chest.

Alfredo Cuellar, 41, was identified by the store's owner and Cuellar's uncle, who told the Chicago Sun-Times that his nephew had worked at the shop the last five or six years.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Cuellar sent much of the money he made working at the market back to his wife and four children, who live in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The shots were apparently fired during a gang fight on the street outside of the market.

The shop, located near the intersection of 79th Street and Marquette Avenue, is located in a neighborhood where violence is frequent. The shop owner told the Sun-Times: "You hear shots being fired all the time."

“He didn’t do anything bad to anyone,” Chavez told the Tribune of his nephew. "Please ask the government to do something. ... We’re trying to live well and (the gang members) don’t let us."