Pregnant Chicago woman and her unborn baby are shot dead while trying to rob someone on the street in a crime-ridden city
- Genesis Escobar, 21, was killed while allegedly robbing someone in a car
- She was dumped injured on the sidewalk and her body was covered in money
- Witnesses took her to the hospital where she and her unborn child died
A pregnant Chicago woman was shot while trying to rob someone in a car, leaving her and her unborn child dead in the street.
Genesis Escobar, 21, was killed after allegedly climbing into someone’s car in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood Monday afternoon and then demanding money from them.
Police said gunfire broke out from inside the car and from outside the car, leaving Escobar with multiple gunshot wounds.
She was then thrown from the car at a nearby intersection, where the gunmen covered her body with money and left her behind.
Escobar was seven months pregnant and friends said she was looking forward to becoming a mother News4.
Genesis Escobar was wounded several times in a flurry of gunfire as she attempted to rob a car
Police at the shooting in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood on Monday afternoon
Local resident Iris Alvarez said Escobar had come to visit her daughter around 1 p.m. Monday before the incident.
She texted my daughter and said to my daughter, ‘Please help me! I’m in trouble!” Alvarez told News4. “But my daughter was asleep.”
It is unclear what situation Escobar was in.
Alvarez said shortly after they heard gunshots and went outside to see what was going on.
Outside they found Escobar lying in the street gasping for breath.
Police said Escobar was shot in the back, shoulder and hand while she was in the car.
Genesis Escobar was seven months pregnant when she was shot dead
Police officers at the scene of the shooting. Escobar’s dying body was covered in cash
Witnesses said she was with a group of people when she tried the car, and that they also fired shots during the altercation.
Everyone involved in the incident fled after Escobar’s body was dumped.
Escobar was taken to a nearby hospital, but later died there.
“They threw a lot of money at her,” Alvarez said. “I don’t know if she was in trouble.”
“I don’t care how much trouble you have,” Alvarez said. “I feel like someone has no heart to do that to anyone.”
According to the latest report from the Chicago Police Department, the number of rapes is up 16 percent so far this year compared to the same time in 2022.
Robberies are also up 13 percent, with aggravated battery and burglaries both up 11 percent.
Theft in the windy city is up 31 percent, and car thefts in particular are up 143 percent.
Homicides and shooting incidents were the only category to show declines, falling 18 percent and 8 percent, respectively.
While overall violent crime is up 52 percent from the same time last year, it’s up 102 percent compared to 2021.