CHICAGO — A 35-year-old security guard who worked at WGN-TV was fatally shot in South Shore while stopping for gas.
Police said the shooting happened just after 3 p.m. Monday in the 6700 block of South Jeffery in South Shore.
Salena Claybourne was on her way home from her shift at WGN when she stopped for gas. According to police, she was sitting in her vehicle when a black sedan pulled up next to her and someone inside opened fire. She was shot in the left shoulder and face. Family believes it was a carjacking.
Claybourne was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. She leaves behind two teen daughters.
Claybourne worked for Allied Universal Security and her post was at WGN-TV Studios.
Her mother, Donna, is mourning the loss of her youngest child.
“Can somebody please find a way to stop the violence. What’s the answer? How many more people’s children are going to die for no reason?” Donna Claybourne said. “Somebody’s got to do something. Please help us. Please help us.”
Chicago police are speaking to two persons of interest in the fatal shooting investigation.
WGN is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and friends.
A GoFundMe has been started to help her girls and with funeral expenses.