Illinois Democrat Senator Carjacked, Gunshots Fired in Chicago
Broadview, Il – Illinois Democrat Senator Kimberly Lightford and her husband were carjacked in a Chicago suburb Tuesday evening.
“Three masked subjects driving a Durango hijacked a black Mercedes Benz SUV, in the possession of State Senator Kimberly Lightford,” police said.
According to police, gunshots were fired during the carjacking, however it is unclear who fired the shots.
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Three masked subjects driving a Durango hijacked a black Mercedes Benz SUV, in the possession of State Senator Kimberly LIghtford,” police said in a release.
Police said multiple gunshots were fired during the incident but they did not indicate who fired the shots.
“The senator and her husband, Eric McKennie, who were together during the incident were unharmed,” police said.
Lightford released the following statement:
“First and foremost I am thankful that my husband and I are alive and physically unharmed. I am trying to process the trauma of what happened. I want to thank everyone who has offered their love and support. I want to especially thank Mayor Katrina Thompson and the Broadview Police Department for their quick and thorough response.”
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