Woman Dies after Being Shot, 12 Times in Logan Square

(Sun Times Wire) A 33 year old woman died Wednesday morning after she was chased down and shot multiple times in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

About 10:30 a.m., Laquesha L. Holmes, known to friends as “Quebaby,” was near Spaulding and Cortland when a black Dodge Charger with tinted windows approached and a man got out, authorities said.

He chased her, then fired several shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

When it was over, Holmes had been shot 12 times, police said.

Neighbors found her unresponsive and she was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11:02 a.m., authorities said.An autopsy Thursday showed she died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Ald. Joe Moreno wrote in a letter to residents that “the police have notified me that this incident stemmed from a domestic dispute.” He did not elaborate, citing the ongoing investigation.

A longtime friend of Holmes, who lived in the South Shore neighborhood, said that she was a “wonderful mother and person” to her four children. Holmes “was down to earth” and one “of the most down to earth humblest sisters I’ve ever been around in my life.”

“She was funny and loved joking around,” the friend said. “She had such a big heart and would’ve given the shirt off her back to anyone who was around her.”

The shooter, described as a black man about 20 with a medium complexion and wearing a red T-shirt, got back into the Charger and took off, police said. Holmes’ friend said that her death has already affected the community she called home.

“She will truly be missed by many, especially her children,” her friend said. “Her death has impacted the entire Englewood community, there will never be another woman that walks this earth that you can compare to her.”

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