South Chicago shooting spree kills 5

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2021

A lone gunman with a lengthy criminal record shot and killed four people Saturday afternoon during a rampage that occurred in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois.

Nightengale shot and killed a 30-year-old man who was sitting in his vehicle in a parking garage in Chicago and followed with killing a security guard at a nearby apartment complex shortly after.

The suspect was shot and killed by the police during the shoot-out, according to the channel.

The suspect, identified by Chicago police Superintendent David Brown as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, was shot dead during a shootout with Evanston police North of Chicago. The woman was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later, according to police.

Nightengale went to another building and carjacked a man he knew, and then went to a convenience store and fired shots, killing a 20-year-old man and wounding an 81-year-old woman, Brown said. She was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to her head, according to the news station.

An hour later, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the head as she rode in a vehicle with her mother on the city's South Side.

Nightengale's next believed move was to return to the area of the convenience store shooting, where police were investigating the incident. None of them were injured. "None of our police officers were injured".

Nightengale then drove several miles to a store in the 9300 block of South Halsted Street and announced he is robbing it.

A 77-year-old woman who was inside the building retrieving mail also was shot.

"I'm not sure who fired first, but it was in response to violence he perpetrated in our town", Evanston Police Department Chief Demetrius Cook said.

He engaged in a shootout with officers and was shot and killed in the Dollar General parking lot.

According to The Chicago-Tribune, Nightengale next turned his sights on an apartment building.

Evanston police Sgt. Ken Carter said Nightengale appeared to have a connection to Evanston, but he did not have further details.

Nightengale was charged in domestic battery cases at least five separate times over the past ten years, though each charge was eventually dismissed.

Friends were shocked to hear of the shootings, describing Nightengale as a devoted father to twin girls who had a charismatic personality and a sense of humor but who had been through tough times.

"From all the years I knew him, he had always been a good guy and amusing guy", Taylor said.

"We are responding to the scene as the crimes are happening, getting information, and again he's going to the next while we're trying to keep up with what happened previously", Brown said.

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