Lake in the Hills restaurant owner killed in Chicago

A South Barrington resident and Lake in the Hills restaurateur was shot in the head Thursday morning while riding in a vehicle on Chicago's Northwest Side.

Chicago police said Peter Rim, 46, was riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle traveling west on the 4100 block of West Diversey Avenue when an SUV pulled alongside. There was a verbal exchange. Someone in the SUV then pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking Rim in the head.

Rim was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:57 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Rim was the co-owner of two Lake in the Hills restaurants, El Cochino and Bistro Wasabi.

“It saddens our hearts at Bistro Wasabi and El Cochino to say we have lost one of our own today,” the restaurants said in a statement on Facebook. “Peter Rim passed away this morning surrounded by loved ones. His wild, fun, energetic, and loving legacy will live on forever.”

On> of Rim's friends who was with him in the vehicle when he was shot, according to Bistro Wasabi employees, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The employees themselves declined to comment further.

Chicago police say nobody is in custody and they're still investigating.

The Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7 Chicago contributed to this report.

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