Woman killed in Schiller Park shooting identified

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Woman killed in possible road rage
A woman was killed and a man was wounded Wednesday in a possible road rage incident in west suburban Schiller Park.

SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A woman found shot to death inside a car Wednesday in west suburban Schiller Park was identified Friday.

Quetcy Alma Benitez, 47, died after she was shot multiple times late Wednesday morning in the 9500-block of Lawrence Avenue, Cook County Director of Communications Frank Shuftan said. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Officers found her dead inside a black Honda sedan that had crashed into a tree. There were several bullet holes in the car's window and door.

A 19-year-old man was also shot in the sedan, but he survived. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Salvatore Calabrese, a witness, said the man ran from the Honda and pounded on a door, pleading for help.

"The girl who lives right here, she heard somebody push the door and want to get in, and they left a blood print," Calabrese said.

Investigators have not yet said what led to the shooting, but the cause may have been road rage.

No one is in custody.

Police have not released a description of another vehicle or said whether they are looking for another driver.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting should call Schiller Park police at 847-678-4794.