At least four people have been killed and two more injured after a gunman went on a shooting spree across IL before being shot dead by police.
A woman who was reportedly taken hostage at an IHOP restaurant in Evanston by the suspect was also shot in the head and killed on Saturday, as well as a 20-year-old man.
The student was shot while sitting in his vehicle in a parking garage in the Hyde Park neighbourhood, Chicago police superintendent David Brown told reporters. Cook said the man fled across the street into the IHOP, where he took the woman hostage and shot her in the "neck area".
The guard was pronounced dead in hospital and the woman is in a critical condition, the Chicago Tribune reported.
A 15-year-old girl, who was shot in the head, was rushed to the hospital and is now in critical condition. None of them were injured, Brown said.
"While we are still learning more about the offender, his motive, and the totality of [Saturday's] tragic events, one thing is clear: If not for the courageous actions of Evanston and Chicago police, many more innocent lives would have been lost", said Hagerty.More news: United Kingdom registers daily record of 1,564 Covid-19 deaths
Nightengale had apparently walked into the store, announced that he was robbing it and fired off shots that did not hit anyone, authorities said.
The woman who was held hostage and shot is now in the hospital, Cook said. She was in critical condition, Evanston police Chief Demitrous Cook told reporters.
He engaged in a shootout with officers and was shot and killed in the Dollar General parking lot.
Police said the scene is now secure.
A Chicago Police decal on a Chicago Police vehicle is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on February 6, 2020.
Jason Nightengale had a 15-year record dotted with charges ranging from assault and domestic battery to drug possession and theft.More news: Former non-leaguer Ashley Nadesan toasts FA Cup after shocking Leeds
An attorney for Nightengale couldn't be located Sunday.
Tommy Taylor remembered meeting Nightengale at a movies in the park event in Rogers Park, a Chicago neighborhood that borders Evanston.
Tommy Taylor, a friend of the gunman, described him as a "good" and "funny guy". "Something had to happen in order for him to break him like that".
"It is with great sadness that we inform our community that a current student of the University was shot and killed this evening in a parking garage of the Regents Park apartment complex", the university said in a statement. "The University will provide support for members of our community affected by this incident". "By the time we put it all together, he's here in Evanston". "Please join us in wishing consolation and healing for our student's loved ones."′.
The university said it has notified Fan's family and will share memorial information later.
"When you hear this whole story, it seems that you have a crystal ball of what he's doing next, and we all know we don't have a crystal ball where he goes next nor do we have this on any of our POD cameras", Brown said.More news: Election Actress Jessica Campbell Dead at 38