Suburban Shootings

Gang Shooting at Bedford Park Walmart Leaves 2 Wounded

Police were investigating a shooting outside a southwest suburban Walmart Monday afternoon following an incident that left two people hurt. Police responded to the area surrounding the Bedford Park store at 7050 S. Cicero just before 12:30 p.m. Authorities said the occupants of two vehicles traveling on Cicero Avenue were allegedly displaying gang signs to…

Boy, 15, Shot in Round Lake Beach

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. A 15-year-old boy was shot Monday night in northwest suburban Round Lake Beach. Paramedics responded about 9:45 p.m. to the 400 block of Meadow Green Lane, according to Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Lt. Dennis Ostrander. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the lower leg and was taken to…

Man Found Shot Outside Walmart in Palatine

Police said a man was found shot in the parking lot of a Walmart in northwest suburban Palatine Tuesday night. Police said they received the reports around 7:30 p.m. to the store in the 1500-block of Rand Road. Police said they found a 19-year-old male victim who had sustained one gunshot wound. The victim was…

Man Shot, Killed in Suburban Maywood

A man was shot to death Friday night in west suburban Maywood, authorities said. Gregory P. Blackwell, 28, of Bellwood was shot just before midnight in the 1700 block of South Third Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood at 12:36 p.m.…

Man Shot at West Suburban Cemetery

A man was shot Saturday at a cemetery in west suburban Hillside. Paramedics were sent to Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery, 4301 W. Roosevelt Road, for a report of a gunshot victim, according to the Hillside Fire Department. The victim, described as an adult male, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Investigators with the…

Man Found Dead after Shooting 2 Family Members in Monee

A man is dead after police said he shot two family members in Monee Wednesday night, killing one of them. Police received a call about a shooting at a home in the 4900-block of Main Street Wednesday night at about 8:10 p.m. Police said a 47-year-old man shot two family members and then drove away.…

3 Shot During Motel Party in Waukegan

Three people were shot early Saturday at a motel in north suburban Waukegan. About 1:50 a.m., officers were sent to investigate a report a shots fired at an extended stay motel in the 1100 block of Northpoint Boulevard, according to Waukegan police. They found a large crime scene, but no one shot. Shortly after, police…

Three Shot at Richton Park Bowling Alley

Police in south suburban Richton Park are investigating a shooting at a bowling alley that left three people hospitalized. The shooting happened at the Lakewood Bowl at 5125 Sauk Trail at 1:30 a.m. this morning. Officers found two victims at the scene and police say a third victim drove himself to the hospital. No details…

Suspect Charged in the Murder of Man Shot in Libertyville

Kenneth Seplak | Lake County Major Crime Task Force >A northwest suburban man has been charged with murder after a man was found dead Friday inside a car in north suburban Libertyville. About 11:30 p.m., officers were sent to the area of Milwaukee Avenue and Hollister Drive to check on a driver who was slumped…

Man Shot at Family Christmas Party in South Holland

A man is in custody after he shot a member of his girlfriend’s family during a Christmas party Saturday night in south suburban South Holland, police said. Officers responded about 9 p.m. to a call of a person shot at a home in the 17000 block of Parkside Avenue, according to a statement from South…

Man Found Fatally Shot in Front Seat of Car in Libertyville

Authorities are conducting a death investigation after a man was found with a gunshot wound in north suburban Libertyville. About 11:30 p.m., officers were sent to the area of Milwaukee Avenue and Hollister Drive to check on a driver who was slumped inside his vehicle, according to a statement from the Lake County Major Crimes…

Burbank Couple Found Shot to Death Inside Southside Home

A married couple was found dead in their home in Burbank late Tuesday afternoon. Police said in a news release that the couple was discovered by a family member. Burbank police officers responded to the home in the 8500 block of Laramie Avenue for two unresponsive persons. It was determined that both persons were deceased…

Man Shot in Mall Parking Lot in Hoffman Estates

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Police say a man was shot in a strip mall parking lot in Hoffman Estates Thursday night. It happened at about 10:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Higgins outside of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill. The victim was transported to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. His condition is…

Construction Workers Found Dead in Lockport were Shot

Two workers who were found dead in a Lockport construction site both died from fatal gunshot wounds, the Will County Coroner said Wednesday. The bodies of brothers Marco Ceja Sanchez, 37, and David Ceja Sanchez, 36, were found inside a townhouse that was under construction Tuesday morning by a project foreman who arrived early to…

Manhunt for Killer of C.N. Security Guard Continues in South Suburbs

Police in Chicago’s south suburbs were continuing to search Sunday night for an armed and dangerous murder suspect. On Saturday night, the suspect stole two cars and murdered a security guard before vanishing into the night. The crime spree started in Harvey, where the suspect stole a car and crashed it near a Canadian National…

CN Railroad Security Guard Shot, Killed in Harvey

Police are searching for a man who shot and killed a Canadian National Railroad contracted security guard and stole two vehicles Saturday evening in south suburban Harvey. About 7 p.m., a woman called police to report a man stealing her car, according to Harvey city spokesman Sean Howard. The woman was able to get in…

Lawsuit Filed: Violent Correctional Officer used Service Gun in Shooting, Suicide

A Cook County correctional officer had previously shown “violent behavior” and should not have had access to the service weapon that she used to shoot her ex-girlfriend and the woman’s father before turning it on herself last year in southwest suburban Bridgeview, a lawsuit alleges.

Erika Aguirre, 28, broke into the basement of Deisy Jaimes’ family’s home late Nov. 15, 2015, shot the 27-year-old woman in the left eye, and then shot her father Enrique Jaimes in the back, according to the suit filed by the family Monday against the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Aguirre, a four-year veteran of the Cook County Jail’s intake division, then fatally shot herself in the head in the kitchen of the home in Bridgeview’s 7200 block of South Roberts Road, authorities said at the time.

The suit claims Aguirre had been suspended twice for insubordination and “violent behavior and outbursts” at the jail, including two months before the shooting when she threatened another correctional officer.

The family says the sheriff’s office should have known Aguirre was undergoing anger management counseling and “lacked an appropriate mindset” to carry a gun, the suit says.

“We are aware of the lawsuit and are carefully reviewing its allegations. The safety of our staff and the public is our highest priority,” sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said in an email.

Deisy Jaimes, who ended a years-long relationship with Aguirre months before the shooting, suffered permanent brain damage, and her 52-year-old father is unable to walk without assistance due to spinal cord damage, the suit says.

The three-count suit seeks more than $150,000 in damages.

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