Chicago Mom Who Was Pregnant With Her Second Child Fatally Shot In Her Car
Two males were captured on video as they started shooting into the mother's car in front of her home.
January 14, 2022 at 4:01 pm
Derricka Patrick, a Chicago mother who was pregnant with her second child, was gunned down in her car in front of her home on Wednesday. Police are now searching for two gunmen who were caught on surveillance camera while shooting at the parked car in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, according to Fox 32.
The shooting happened when Patrick returned to her home in the evening with her 15-year-old niece. While the expectant mother parked in front of her home, the teen ran inside the house to get a cake. The 15-year-old then heard gunshots and rushed back to the car. That's when she saw her aunt slumped over the wheel.
Patrick, who was three months pregnant, was pronounced dead at the hospital along with her unborn child.
"I'll never be OK. They took my sister," Dorothy Patrick told ABC 7. "I just want my sister back."
The 29-year-old was the youngest of five girls. She also had one younger brother.
"She was happy," Dorothy said about her sibling. "She was happy because her daughter is nine, so she wanted a boy."
Devonta Anderson said his beloved cousin was supposed to be on her way to his birthday celebration when she was killed.
"She was on the way to me and she never made it," he said, according to ABC 7. "My heart is shattered in a million pieces."
Police said the surveillance footage, which has not been released to the public, showed a car pulling up next to the 29-year-old mother. Two males were seen on the video as they came out from the car and started shooting into the mother's car.
"We have some video evidence that supports that two individuals did this and we need them identified. We haven't pushed out any videos yet of those suspects. But we definitely need some help from the community," Chicago police said, according to Fox 32.
The popular Chicago hairstylist, who was also the mother of a 9-year-old girl, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy report. Christine Blanton said her daughter was excited to have her second child in July.
"My baby didn't deserve this," Blanton said, according to Fox 32. "She didn't do nothing to nobody. For somebody to come and snuff her out and take her life like that, I'm just upset about it. I don't appreciate it."
Police are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anybody with information can call 833-408-0069.