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Chicago's gang violence catches highway drivers in crossfire

Updated: Jul 24, 2018

January 5, 2017 - Reuters

FILE PHOTO - Chanel Crespo attends a vigil for her brother John Ortiz, who was shot and killed while driving on the Eisenhower Expressway, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

CHICAGO - Jonathan Ortiz and other members of his rap group, No Nights Off, stepped onto the stage at Chicago’s House of Blues in mid-September for a concert they hoped would propel their young, promising careers.


Less than two weeks later, the 22-year-old Ortiz, who forebodingly rapped under the stage name “John Doe,” was fatally shot as he drove on an expressway in Chicago. His girlfriend Alexis Garcia also got a bullet lodged in her back.


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