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Police shot dead a gunman named Jason Nightengale after they said he went on a shooting spree overnight in the Chicago area, killing four people and injuring at least three others.
The shootings started around 1:50 p.m. local time on Saturday afternoon in Chicago on the South Side at 5300 block of South East End Avenue, when a suspect known as Jason Nightengale, opened fire on a 30-year-old student at the University of Chicago while sitting in his car, killing him.
There were sporadic shootings. Evanston police then shot and killed Nightengale. A student at the University of Chicago was one of the victims, the university reported in a Twitter post.
The names of the victims have not been released yet. In some publications and on social media, Nightengale’s name has been mistakenly spelled as Jason Nightingale.
He was 32 years old.
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Nightengale then turned his attention on an apartment building at 4900 South East End Avenue block, according to The Chicago-Tribune.
Once inside the house, Nightengale was alleged to have shot a 46-year-old security guard, who later died in a hospital. A neighbor told Chicago’s ABC7 Chicago, “He proceeded to walk into the building and I think she told him he had to leave the building and then he shot her,’ a neighbor told ABC7 Chicago. So then she began to run and he shot her again. She was a good person. She has two kids that I know of.”
While collecting her mail, he also wounded a 77-year-old woman on the right side of her head—in her critical condition at the hospital.
Around 45 minutes later, at 5500 blocks from South East End Avenue, Nightengale made his way through the backdoor of another apartment building, where he took an elevator to the 19th floor. Once there, he saw a man he recognized because Nightengale’s relative had once lived in the house. The man was driven into an apartment by Nightengale and forced to surrender the keys to a red Toyota that Nightengale then took off in, the police said.
He drove to a convenience store at 9300 block of South Halsted Street in Brainerd, which he tried to steal around 3 p.m. Nightengale shot and killed a 20-year-old man during the robbery and shot an 81-year-old woman in the back and in the stomach. The woman was taken to the hospital, where she is in critical condition at the moment.
An hour later, Nightengale was in the 10300 block of South Halsted Street in the Washington Heights area, where he reportedly shot a 15-year-old girl in the head while she was with her mother in the car. She was admitted to a hospital as well, where she is in critical condition.
The next believed step by Nightengale was to return to the convenience store shooting location, where the incident was being investigated by police. Nightengale opened fire on the police but didn’t hit any of the cops who refused to fire him again.
From there until 5:35 pm when shots were fired within a CVS in Evanston, which is located around a half-hour drive from Chicago, the trail goes cold on Nightengale.