The dead included a black former basketball coach at a prominent Chicago university and a Korean student about to begin doctoral studies in economics. Among the injured was a 15-year-old Orthodox Jew shot while walking to synagogue.
Here is a closer look at the victims:
Ricky Byrdsong, 43
Former Northwestern University basketball coach fatally shot as he walked with his children near his home in Skokie, Ill., a Chicago suburb. Byrdsong, who was black, had been working for an insurance company since he was fired by Northwestern in 1997 after four seasons. He was married with three children.
Won-Joon Yoon, 26
Ephraim Wolfe, 15
|Ephraim Wolfe and father Dr. Robert Wolfe|
Steven Kuo, 22
Graduate student in engineering at University of Illinois, of Taiwanese descent. Was shot in the right leg while walking home with five female friends Saturday. Listed in serious but stable condition.
Lewis N. Jordan, 31
Black man shot in buttocks Saturday in Springfield, Ill., while crossing the street.
Gideon Sapir, 34
Orthodox Jew shot in the lower back. A former Israeli army captain.
Hillel Goldstein, 34
Orthodox Jew shot in the stomach. A high school teacher in Skokie. Hospitalized in good condition.
Dean Bell, 31
Orthodox Jew shot four times and hospitalized in good condition.
Ian Huper, 31
Orthodox Jew from Skokie. Shot in the right forearm and right side as he was driving.
Eric Yates, 31
Orthodox Jew shot in the leg. A computer consultant.