CHICAGO — A 21-year-old woman was shot multiple times and killed Monday afternoon while she was sitting inside a vehicle amid a robbery attempt in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood.
In an update later Monday evening, the Chicago Police Department’s investigation showed that the 21-year-old female entered a vehicle in the 5200 block of West Montana Street and announced a robbery.
During the incident, there was an exchange of gunfire between an unknown offender outside of the vehicle and the subjects inside the vehicle, where the 21-year-old female was shot in the shoulder, back and hand.
After police arrived on scene, the 21-year-old female was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Sources close to the family tell WGN that Escobar was 7 months pregnant at the time of the incident, and her baby also died at the hospital.
According to the Cook County Medical examiner, the female who was shot is named Genesis Escobar.
Upon initial investigation earlier Monday, CPD said the 21-year-old female was a victim sitting in a vehicle around 1 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Montana Street when she was hit by gunfire in the shoulder, back and hand. Extenuating circumstances surrounding the incident were unknown at the time.
Police have no one in custody in relation to this incident.
If you or someone you know has information that can help police make a breakthrough in the investigation of this incident, anonymous tips can be filed online at cpdtip.com.