Monday, November 7, 2011

UPDATES: Saturday's fatal shooting at 87th/King Dr

[VIDEO] The victims of this shooting have been identified - ABC7

More on the victims from Chicago News Report and speculation on intended victim:
Chanda Thompson, an employee at the Jellybean Learning Center, had just picked up a birthday cake for her two-year-old daughter, Nazhia Thomspon, when the shooting occurred.

According to several sources, because Thompson didn't have life insurance, a fund raiser will be held in the near future to help with her funeral expenses.

In a sad twist of fate, it appears 21-year-old Cortez Champion was related to Hester Scott, who was also recently murdered.

According to a man named Kenneth Gray, Champion was his cousin and Scott was his aunt.

"My little cousin and my aunt got murdered... rest in peace Cortez Champion and Hester Scott," wrote Gray on his Facebook page.

While everyone is struggling to make sense of this horrific crime, Chicago News Report believes Shawn Russell was possibly the intended victim.

Even though Russell's Facebook page is on lock-down, there was one clue that gave CNR a glimpse into his personality.

Russell listed Larry Hoover among his "Activities and Interests".
And thankfully a person of interest is being held in connection with this fatal shooting
With the help of witnesses, police had a 17-year-old boy in custody, who, as of Sunday evening, had not been charged, according to police. Motive was unclear.
Let's stay on top of this one!


  1. I think they will probably find the 91st Wabash shooting related. This is starting to sound like a disagreement that went way overboard and ended in senseless violence and the taking of innocent life.

  2. I wish we could convey a message that seeks out a solution that could keep out this violence. Zero tolerance is a good start at least. Still the comments that were received in light of that incident on Saturday I saw as somewhat disheartening. We don't want anyone settling their disputes with a gun in our neighborhoods!

  3. I am saddened by this I remember growing up that was a good neighborhood.


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