Man Kills Three, Wounds Four in Chicago-Area Shootings

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A man killed three people and wounded four others in shootings over four hours that started on Chicago’s South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police in a parking lot, the Associated Press reports. Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the attacks, which began Saturday afternoon as a 30-year-old University of Chicago student was shot in the head while sitting in his car in a parking garage in the Hyde Park neighborhood, said Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. The shooter, 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, then “just randomly” walked into an apartment building a block away, where he fatally shot a 46-year-old security guard sitting at the desk and a 77-year-old woman who was getting her mail. The woman was hospitalized in critical condition.

Nightengale went to another nearby building and stole a car from a man he knew. He went to a convenience store, killing a 20-year-old man and wounding an 81-year-old woman in the head and neck. The woman was in critical condition. After leaving the store, Nightengale shot a 15-year-old girl who was riding in a car with her mother, leaving the girl in critical condition said. He returned to the convenience store and fired on officers who were investigating the earlier shooting. Nightengale drove 10 miles north to Evanston, where he announced he was robbing a CVS pharmacy and fired shots. He crossed the street to an IHOP restaurant, where he shot a woman in the neck. Nightengale left the restaurant and was confronted by officers in a parking lot, leading to a shootout in which he was shot and killed.

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