Published: Thu, January 14, 2021

Man in shooting rampage kills 3, injures 4 in Chicago

Man in shooting rampage kills 3, injures 4 in Chicago

At least four people have been killed and two more injured after a gunman went on a shooting spree across IL before being shot dead by police.

The shootings began shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday with the killing of Fan, who was shot in the head while sitting in his vehicle in a parking garage in the Hyde Park neighborhood, Brown said.

Just before 2 p.m., a U of C student was shot and killed in a parking garage of the Regent Park apartment complex in the 5300 block of S. East End Avenue, according to police and school officials.

Around 5:40 pm, the suspect shot a woman he reportedly took hostage at an IHOP restaurant in Evanston before police arrived.

Investigators on Sunday were trying to determine a motive for the Saturday afternoon attacks in which police say 32-year-old Jason Nightengale apparently chose his victims at random.

A woman was shot and critically injured after being taken hostage in IHOP, 100 Asbury Ave, Saturday evening.

Nightengale is then alleged to have shot a 15-year-old girl while she was sitting in the backseat of a auto in the nearby Fernwood neighborhood at around 5 p.m.

He then went back to the convenience store where Chicago officers were investigating the earlier shooting, and he fired shots at the officers.

"This sudden and senseless loss of life causes us indescribable sorrow", President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Ka Yee C. Lee said in a statement. "None of our police officers were injured".


Nightengale then allegedly carjacked a vehicle around 2:45 p.m., then announced a robbery and fired shots inside a business approximately an hour later.

He later shot a 77-year-old woman in the head. She was in critical condition, Evanston police Chief Demitrous Cook told reporters.

Nightengale then led police on a chase, and they exchanged gunfire before he was killed by police in a Dollar General parking lot.

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

Jason Nightengale had a 15-year record dotted with charges ranging from assault and domestic battery to drug possession and theft.

She was also taken to a hospital, where she is in critical condition.

Tommy Taylor remembered meeting Nightengale at a movies in the park event in Rogers Park, a Chicago neighborhood that borders Evanston. "Something had to happen in order for him to break him like that".

"We know that this shocking incident brings grief to our entire community and concern for the wellbeing and safety of others", the university said in a news release.

The university said it has notified Fan's family and will share memorial information later.

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