Woman killed in Brickyard Mall shooting ID’d; man in custody, charges pending

Woman killed in Brickyard Mall shooting ID’d; man in custody, charges pending

CHICAGO (TOC) — The lady fatally shot within the parking zone of the Brickyard Mall on Chicago’s Northwest Aspect Wednesday morning has been recognized.

Jennifer Hamilton, 47, was ID’d by Prepare dinner County officers Thursday.

A person is in custody and costs are pending, in accordance with police.

Chicago police mentioned the suspect turned himself in to the Schiller Park Police Division earlier than speaking to detectives on the Chicago Police Division.

Now, folks within the Northwest Aspect neighborhood are nonetheless processing a tragedy that unfolded within the parking zone of a well-liked shopping center.

Police mentioned a 47-year-old lady was outdoors a Goal retailer within the 6500-block of West Diversey Avenue when somebody approached and fired pictures in her path about 9:29 a.m.

Officers arrived to search out the girl mendacity on the bottom subsequent to her white Jeep. The passenger door was open, and she or he had been shot a number of occasions.The lady was transported to Loyola College Medical Middle in critical situation, the place she later died. Her title has not but been launched.

A neighbor recalled the second she heard gunfire erupt.

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“Out of nowhere, I believe it was round 9 a.m. within the morning, I began listening to gunshots, and it appeared like three of them,” she mentioned. “I see a girl in a vest on the ground and she or he seemed to be lifeless. I could not think about what was happening.”

Investigators haven’t but launched the connection between the sufferer and alleged shooter, however did inform ABC7 it seems the capturing could have been a home dispute.

Nevertheless, individuals who dwell within the space are nonetheless involved by the violence that came about in entrance of a spot many go each day.

“Positively going to have some relations to come back with me so I am not alone strolling, it makes me like assume in another way, twice about my neighborhood,” the witness mentioned.

Investigators haven’t but mentioned what costs the particular person in custody could possibly be dealing with or a doable motive behind the capturing.

Because the investigation rolls on, a variety of native elected officers had been within the mall parking zone at 10 a.m. Thursday, discussing companies to stop home violence.

They mentioned one in 4 American ladies cope with it in a roundabout way.

“Home violence is one thing that is plaguing our metropolis, plaguing our group, and we have been silent for manner too lengthy,” thirty sixth Ward Alderman Gilbert Villegas mentioned.

Elected officers are utilizing the newly handed state price range to attempt to cease different home violence crimes from taking place, saying $70 million of that price range goes to outreach and training on the matter.

“We put on this historic stage of funding as a result of we all know the necessity is on the market,” third District Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado mentioned.

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