One person was killed and nine injured when a bomb exploded in a department store on Chicago's far south side Monday (April 7).
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Background: One person was killed and nine injured when a bomb exploded in a department store on Chicago's far south side Monday (April 7).
The bomb, made of black powder packed in a metal pipe and ignited by a spark of flame, was a bag on a shelf in the toy department of the Goldblatt Store. A customer looked inside the bag and said, "My God, it looks like a bomb." It exploded just as he handed it to a part-time clerk--65-year-old Mrs. Catherine Lebeter. She was killed.
The man who found the bomb lost both of his hands in the explosion. He and his wife were hospitalized in critical condition. Their six-year-old son, for whom they wanted to buy a toy, also was hospitalized.
Police and store officials have not come up with any reasons for the bombing. The President of the store said they've had no trouble with unions, employes or customers. However, the police investigation will include a check of former employed and others who might have had a grudge against the store.
The bomb shattered showcases within a 25-foot radius Damage was estimated at $2,000.