Funeral set for 4th Avenue store owner killed on Labor Day - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Funeral set for 4th Avenue store owner killed on Labor Day

Posted: Updated:

Chattanooga Police continue to search for a suspect in the killing of a local store owner. Police were called to the East Side Market around 10 o'clock Labor Day morning. They found 51-year-old Wonsik No shot to death inside.

Not only did Wonsik No's family run the East Side Market on 4th Avenue, they also ran the Korner Market on east 23rd Street.

No and his wife moved to the U.S. almost 20 years ago to make a better life for themselves.

"They need to pay for it. You shouldn't take anybody's life. It's sad," says customer Gail Jones.

READ MORE | Victim identified in deadly Labor Day shooting

All is quiet at the East Side Market on 4th Avenue, a stark contrast to Monday morning as police combed the area for evidence.

Investigators say someone shot and killed 51-year-old Wonsik No.

Those in the neighborhood say he opened the store every morning at 10 o'clock.
 
"He was real nice and kind and polite," says Jones.

Gail Jones is a frequent customer at his other store, the Korner Market, and stopped by Tuesday to pay her bills as she always does. But a sign on the window reads: 'Closed this week.'

 "I'm sad that something like that happened."

 "It's a tragedy. These folks had moved in here about a year after we did," says neighbor Dennis Brock.

Brock says No and his family moved into his Apison neighborhood about five years ago. He and his wife came to the United States in 1998.
 
"For me to learn that he was a victim of the shooting at his grocery just floors me totally. Because I felt like they were a good family," says Brock.

No's family moved from South Korea.
 
"He seemed to have a routine that was very meticulous."

Everyone who knew him says he worked hard to provide.
 
"They came here and seemingly fit in well and seemed to work hard and prosper," says Brock.

As Chattanooga Police try to solve the crime, community members hope whoever is responsible is caught soon.
 
"The turmoil that we have in this county, in Chattanooga in particular, has got to be dealt with in some fashion. I don't know the answers but law enforcement seemingly are doing all they can to stop some of this violence," says Brock.
 
"The violence just needs to stop. Period. It's senseless taking innocent lives," says Jones.

No's East Side Market had numerous cameras and investigators are looking to see if they captured images of his killer.

No leaves behind  his wife and two daughters.

No's family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, at Heritage Funeral Home East Brainerd Road. The service follows at 7 p.m.
 

Powered by Frankly