The police shot and killed a man suspected of a four-hour shooting spree. The perpetrator was the death of a college student in the parking lot of the University of Chicago, followed by the hostage kidnapping of the suburban IHOP.
Authorities said that on Saturday afternoon, 32-year-old Jason Nightengale led the Chicago police to chase around the city. They responded to seven shooting incidents and were killed in a gun battle with Evanston police. Three people died and four were injured, aged between 15 and 81.
Chicago Police Department Chief David Brown said at a press conference on Saturday night: “We are responding to the occurrence of these crimes, obtaining information, and he will go to the next one again while we try to keep up with what happened before. Things.”
The authorities have yet to say what might have prompted Nightengale.
The carnival started before 2pm on Saturday, when Nightengale was suspected of entering a parking garage on the south side of Chicago. Police said he shot and killed a University of Chicago student sitting in his parked car.
Brown said that Nightingale then walked into an apartment building “randomly” a few blocks away and started shooting. A female security guard sitting at a desk was killed. A 77-year-old woman who retrieved her mail was shot in the head. She is in critical condition.
Then he went to another apartment building, shot at someone he knew, and asked for the key to his car. Police said he continued to use the stolen vehicle for the rest of the afternoon shooting.
About an hour later, at 3:45 pm, Nightengale entered a convenience store. He attempted to rob and shot and killed a 20-year-old man. An 81-year-old woman who was a customer is in a serious condition.
At about 5 pm, about a block from the store, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the head while riding in the back seat of a car driven by her family. She is in critical condition.
The authorities said that Nightingale then returned to the convenience store. The police were investigating the incident and opened fire, hitting a police car, and then fled again.
In his briefing, Brown described the difficulty the officers encountered in following Nightengale’s erratic movements.
“When you hear this whole story, it seems that the next thing you are going to do is a crystal ball. We all know that we will not have a crystal ball in the next game, and none of ours. [police observation device] Brown said, “When we put them together, he will be in Evanston.”
Nightengale drove to the suburb of Evanston about 20 miles away and opened fire in CVS, then crashed into an IHOP restaurant and took a woman hostage. The police said he shot her in the neck, putting her in a critical condition. The Evanston police exchanged fire with Nightengale in the parking lot, where he died.
Soon after, the Evanston Police posted a photo on Twitter stating that they had found the gun from Nightengale.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Nightengale has posted a series of videos on his Facebook page starting Friday night, showing a man sitting in a car filled with money and alcohol and speaking in a choppy manner. In a video, the man was heard saying: “I want to blow up the entire community,” the Tribune reported.
Facebook profile has been deleted.