Peter Rim, a restaurant owner in Chicago, was shot dead on Thursday. Rim owned three restaurants including two Bistro Wasabi chains in the Lake in the Hills area of the northwest suburbs.
The 46-year-old was shot in the head after an SUV pulled up to a car in which the late restaurant owner was a passenger. According to NBC Chicago, a few words were exchanged before shots were fired.
The shooting took place at around 6:40 a.m. in the 4100-block of West Diversey Avenue.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Friends and family of Rim are reportedly stunned by his death and stated that the attack was unprovoked. According to the NBC Chicago report he was described as “wild, fun, energetic, and loving.”
In a statement released on the Bistro Wasabi Facebook page, Peter Rim is described as affecting many lives with his positive energy. Over 200 comments are left under the post with tributes to the 46-year-old restaurateur.
The motive for the shooting has not been established. Rim’s friend, who was in the vehicle, has not released a statement to the media.
My god… Thinking of you my friend Peter Rim. Sending your family and loved ones the love and strength they desperately need right now. God I’m gonna miss you. RIP. 😢
— Christian Garcia (@yosoychristian) October 25, 2018
Peter Rim’s death is being investigated as a homicide and no arrests had been made at the time of writing this report.