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Chicago man goes on shooting spree killing three including Chinese University student

A Chicago man went on a shooting spree on Saturday from the South Side of Chicago to Evanston killing three and wounding five others, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Police identified the suspect as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale who was killed by police during the shootout. The victims who were killed have been identified as Yiran Fan, 30, Anthony Faulkner, 20, and Aisha Nevell, 46.

Jason Nightengale began his shooting spree around 2 pm where he shot Yiran Fan who was sitting in his car parked in a garage in the Hyde Park neighborhood. He then walked to an apartment a block away where he randomly began shooting killing Aisha Nevell and shooting a 77-year-old woman in the head. The woman is in critical condition.

He then went over to another building and carjacked a man he knew. Nightengale then drove to a convenience store at the 9300 block of South Halsted where he began shooting. He killed Anthony Faulkner and shot an 81-year-old woman in the back and neck. The woman remains in critical condition.

After he left the convenience store he shot a 15-year-old girl in the head who was riding in a car with her mother. The teenager remains in critical condition.

He then went back to the convenience store and shot at two officers who were investigating the crime scene. The officers were not shot.

After, Nightengale drove to a CVS in Evanston and began shooting after announcing that he was robbing the place. No one was shot at the scene.

He then went to an IHOP restaurant across the street and shot a woman in the neck. She remains in critical condition.

Police confronted Nightengale in the IHOP parking lot where he was shot and killed in a shootout.

Police said the shootings were random. The suspect worked as a janitor and security officer. He seems to have been a mentally disturbed individual. There are videos of him speaking unintelligibly and ranting about Satan.

The first victim Yiran Fan was born in China and came over to the United States to attend the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, according to Poets & Quants.

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Chicago Booth Dean Rajan said in a statement about Fan, “A longtime member of the Booth and Economics communities, Yiran is remembered as a smart and incredibly talented student, highly respected by his peers and beloved by all who knew him. He worked closely with Professor Zhiguo He and was hoping to propose his dissertation later this year. Projects that Yiran was working on include research on the interaction of bankers’ assets and liability management, and studying screening competition under flexible information acquisition.

Yiran also served as a Teaching Assistant during the Autumn Quarter, and he served as the Fama-Miller Professional Development Fellow for the 2020-21 academic year, working with current research professionals on their professional development. Before becoming a Ph.D. student at Booth, Yiran was on staff as a research professional at the Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance.”

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