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Shopkeepers confront danger, and death, in making a living

A day after his partner was gunned down in their Geneva Avenue grocery store, Antonio Cabral struggled with a decision that confronts more and more inner-city storekeepers: Is it worth it to stay open and risk death?

“Right now my wife said not to open,” said Cabral, standing near the spot in the AMC Market where Manuel Monteiro, 68, his cousin and good friend, was killed by an unknown robber Monday.

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