Two perpetrators gunned down an 18-year-old female in the parking area of a gas station on Wednesday, shocking the community of Oak Park with a horrifying crime. On Thursday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the victim as Jailyn Logan Bledsoe, 18, of Oak Park.
As per the school authorities, Logan Bledsoe attended Oak Park and River Forest High School. According to school administrators, both kids and employees can now attend grief counseling in her memory.
The statement released by the school is quoted: “It is with great sadness that we share the news that Oak Park and River Forest High School student Jailyn Logan-Bledsoe was accosted and killed early yesterday during a robbery at a local gas station.”
As per Drito, Logan-Bledsoe intended to pursue higher education in Miami and grow professionally in technology. Logan-Bledsoe oversaw the NAACP’s youth committee apart from working with ROYAL, which focused on addressing topics including LGBTQ rights and police misconduct.
Launch of immediate investigation probe –
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, authorities reported they reacted to reports of gunfire at a petrol station at 100 Chicago Avenue and discovered Logan Bledsoe, who had already been shot to death.
At a local hospital, she was confirmed dead. According to witnesses, two guys grabbed the woman just before 2 a.m., shot her down to the ground, and then seized some of her possessions, according to the investigators. The victim’s dark Chrysler then served as their getaway vehicle. The preliminary investigation is aided by security camera footage, and the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force has been contacted to help. No one is being held in custody right now.
Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the police at (708) 386-3800. Call (708) 434-1636 or submit a tip online to remain anonymous on www.oak-park.us/crimetip.
The terror building in the neighborhood-
Well after the incident, many locals expressed their alarm, stating that they believed local 24-hour gas stations had recently been the target of robberies. During a media interview, Diana Alder, a neighbor, stated, “I am concerned about it being open 24 hours.” She said, “It seems like every gunshot or robbery happens in the late night or early morning.”
After the assault, community activist Andrew Holmes went to Oak Park, claiming that there was security footage of the awful murder and that he was there to help the deceased’s family.