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Broad-daylight shooting in Hanover Park leaves woman dead

Broad-daylight shooting in Hanover Park leaves woman dead
Broad-daylight shooting in Hanover Park leaves woman dead 01:48

HANOVER PARK, Ill. (CBS) -- Investigators late Monday were trying to figure out who shot and killed a woman in west suburban Hanover Park.

As CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reported, we still didn't know the identity late Monday night of the woman who was shot and killed. Residents of the apartment complex where it happened say there have been a number of violent incidents there over the years.

Hanover Park police were called at 8:32 a.m. for a shooting in the 1300 block of Court P near Montibello Drive – south of Lake Street and east of the West Branch of the DuPage River.

Police found a 41-year-old woman dead at the scene. A blue tarp covered her body as police searched for the killer.

Neighbor Henry Jarosinski said he heard six gunshots.

"It was real loud and it was fast," Jarosinski said.

Police say the shooting happened on a pathway where children usually walk in the morning, as it connects the housing complex to a nearby school.

"I just walked over here with my dogs in the morning and saw a person laying here with a sheet over them – it's about 8:30 this morning," said Alvaro Munoz. "It's sad, because the kids walk through here to go to school."

"That's the main route where the grade school kids go to the school right there on the other side," Jarosinski said, "so it's a good thing that it didn't happen when there was a bunch of kids walking down the alley."

As a precaution, some nearby Keeneyville schools were placed on a lockdown Monday morning. Longtime resident John Walters said the complex has its issues.

"It's had its ups and downs and a lot of challenges, and there has been gang activities and drug situations," Walters said. "Hopefully, they will catch the person that did it if they haven't."

At last check, police have not found the person they are looking for. The department has not released any information on what might have led up to the shooting, or a possible motive.

As of Monday evening, Hanover Park police were still investigating along with the DuPage County Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigations Team (MERIT) Task Force. Anyone with information should contact Lt. Ralph Gniewosz at (630) 823-5516.

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