Midlothian woman killed in expressway shooting called 911 saying she was being chased, family says

Midlothian woman killed in expressway shooting called 911 saying she was being chased, family says

CHICAGO (TOC) — A south suburban Midlothian household honored a 27-year-old mom who was shot and later died after a capturing on the Dan Ryan Expressway final week.

The household of 27-year-old Darren Jackson held a cluster of balloons tightly collectively because the sufferer’s mom tried to carry it collectively throughout a memorial Sunday.

As soon as the balloons have been launched, pops of pink weightlessly coloured the skies as gravity introduced down many tears and heavy hearts.

“It is is unbelievable. It’s indescribable, it is insufferable,” Jackson’s mom Shauncey Payton stated. “There’s nothing regular about this. That is tragic. That is one thing that no mom ought to should expertise and I would not want this on every other mom or every other individual.”

Jackson’s household stated the mom and esthetician handed away Saturday after a days-long battle for her life after being shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway final week.

Payton stated her daughter was a real girl of magnificence inside and outside, in addition to a doting mom to her 4-year-old son.

“She was such a courageous girl. She actually was. She was there for each one in all us,” Payton stated. “We’re nonetheless in disbelief that we’re not going to have the ability to expertise her spirit any longer right here on this lifetime.”

The evening of the capturing, Jackson’s household stated she was driving residence after selecting up groceries in Oak Forest. Nonetheless, she by no means made it again alive.

Jackson was discovered shot in her automobile on the Dan Ryan Expressway, close to forty seventh Avenue, final Saturday simply after 8:30 p.m., Illinois State Police investigators stated.

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Jackson’s household stated earlier than the 27-year-old mom was shot, she known as for assist, claiming she was being adopted.

“She known as 911. She wanted assist and she or he knew she wanted assist. And she or he knew that she was being chased,” Payton stated.

Jackson’s household stated investigators advised them they obtained her name, however by the point they have been in a position to get to her, it was too late.

ISP stated early within the investigation that the photographs appeared to come back from somebody inside one other automobile within the space.

Every week later, her household is damaged and begging for solutions.

“If they’ve these high-definition cameras on the Dan Ryan Expressway and so they they’re newly put in, how come they haven’t been in a position to truly see who did this,” Payton stated.

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Illinois State Police stated the case remains to be below investigation. Each ISP and Jackson’s household are pleading with the general public for any info that might assist remedy this case, and convey closure and justice to the household.

Police requested anybody who witnessed the capturing or has any information of the incident to contact 847-294-4400 or electronic mail at [email protected] Witnesses can stay nameless.

There have been at the very least 88 expressway shootings within the Chicago space thus far this yr.

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