Week 3 : Jan.17-23
The third week of 2013 saw the murders of five people, The youngest of which was a toddler. Police found 19-year-old Jovantay Alexander dead lying on his back, near two brick buildings. His body was uncovered in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Residents in the area did not know Alexander, who died from a shot to the head. He had no gang ties.
Below are the victims’ names:
Jorge Valdez-Benitez, 18, gunshot, 1-17-13
Marshall Fields-Hall, 21, gunshot, 1-18-13
Jovantay Alexander, 19, gunshot,1-18-13
Layla Stewart, 2, child abuse, 1-20-13
Elton Johnson, 35, gunshot, 1-23-13