Police released surveillance video Wednesday of the suspects in a shooting that left an 18-year-old woman dead and four others wounded Tuesday in Avalon Park.
The video shows three people approach a convenience store about 5:20 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Avalon Avenue and peer inside before pulling out guns and firing multiple times. The suspects fire more rounds as they run off.
Jaya Beemon was shot in the neck, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. She was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Two men, ages 19 and 63, an 18-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were also struck by gunfire, police said.
Detectives believe the shooters were targeting a “young man” inside the store, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
One suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, another was wearing a dark jacket with fur around the collar and the third was wearing a dark jacket with light-colored jeans, police said.
They left the scene in a white four-door sedan with dual exhaust, tinted windows, black rims, damage to the fender and no front license plate, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Area South detectives at 312-747-8271.
Another Chicago neighborhood was tormented by a senseless shooting at 7901 S. Avalon yesterday. An innocent woman lost her life & several were wounded. We need your help cracking this case & learning why a young man may have been targeted. Send info to https://t.co/8AWHjKGuk1 pic.twitter.com/ywuHkHKuRS— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 27, 2020