Close to home

Yesterday, a local Lane Bryant was involved in an armed robbery that resulted in five of the women in the store being shot. Four of them were pronounced dead, and one shortly died later from the injuries sustained. I was in shock namely because this is just a few miles from where I live. I shop in the strip mall every month. Hell, I worked at the Best Buy that was in this plaza.

I’ve been keeping up with all of the news articles, and the Chicago Tribune, Five victims named, sources say sixth survives, announced the victims names, as well as Lane Bryant putting up a $50,000 reward to help catch the piece of shit that did this. There’s a lot of differences between newspapers and news reports, but apparently he made the woman go into the backroom, and whatever happened in there, he subsequently shot them all.

His victims were: Connie R. Woolfolk, 37, of Flossmoor; Jennifer L. Bishop, 34, of South Bend, IN; Rhonda McFarland, 42, of Joliet; Sarah Szafranski, 22, of Oak Forest and Carrie Hudek Chiuso, 33, of Frankfort. May you all rest in peace.

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LB Memorial


  1. Damn… That’s really sad. How can a person do those things?
    The last picture is very beautiful, yet a bit disturbing…

  2. It really disturbed me to watch this on the news (I live in Mount Prospect) I just can’t help but think of those women heading off to work not knowing what was to come. Makes me hug my son a bit tighter.

  3. I live about an hour from there and it hit home for me too. I haven’t heard much more about it but I hope the person that did this is caught. I can’t even imagine what they went through and for the survivor? *shudders*

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