Woman fatally shot in Sauk Village ID'd

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A woman was fatally shot Sunday morning in far south suburban Sauk Village, according to police.

The woman has been identified by a family member as 21-year-old Kye McClendon of Park Forest.

McClendon was found on Sauk Trail, near Route 394 at about 2 p.m. Saturday, police said. She was rushed to the hospital and later died of her injuries, according to Sauk Village police.

Officers were able to track the suspects to a nearby car and home on Carriage Avenue where several people were arrested. All but three were released without charges, according to Sauk Village police Chief Malcolm White. The three remaining suspects were all juveniles who have been charged with violent crimes stretch across several communities in the south suburbs, White said:

  • Juvenile #1 was charged with three failure to appear warrants for attempted murder, aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon related to an incident that occurred in Ford Heights

  • Juvenile #2 was charged with aggravated vehicle hijacking by the Sauk Village Police Department, aggravated discharge and possession of a stolen motor vehicle by the Chicago Heights Police Department and two burglary warrants by the Cook County Sheriff's Police

  • Juvenile #3 was charged with murder by the Matteson Police Department and aggravated discharge by the Chicago Heights Police Department


Neighbors said they were kept out of their homes while police investigated.

It was immediately unknown what led to the shooting.
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