Oak Park police are investigating the homicide of 41-year-old Chicago resident Terrance Roebuck, who was found unresponsive in the 100 block of Lake Street Saturday night. This is the second gun-related homicide in Oak Park this summer.
“Any instance where gun violence results in the senseless loss of life is deeply troubling,” Interim Police Chief Shatonya Johnson said in a news release.
Police arrived at the scene 10:45 p.m., July 23, following reports of gunfire near the Lake Street and Lombard Avenue intersection. Roebuck was discovered lying face down near his vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds to his abdomen and his head, according to a news release from the Village of Oak Park.
Paramedics arrived shortly after and attempted to revive Roebuck before ultimately transferring him to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced deceased. No other injuries or damages have been reported at this time.
Officers canvassed the area, including Stevenson Park, but found no additional evidence. Police are continuing to investigate but have no suspects at this time.
Roebuck’s death comes just barely over a month after the fatal shooting of Jailyn Logan-Bledsoe. The 18-year-old Oak Park and River Forest graduate died after sustaining a gunshot wound to the neck outside of the BP gas station at 100 Chicago Ave just after midnight June 22. Two suspects, a brother and sister, have been charged with first-degree murder in connection to her death.
In the news release, the interim police chief committed to also bring to justice those responsible for Roebuck’s death.
“As was the case in the tragic incident earlier this summer, our detectives will work hard to identify the individual or individuals responsible for this shooting and bring them to justice,” said Johnson.
Those with any information pertaining to Roebuck’s death are directed to contact the Oak Park Police Department at (708) 386-3800. Those who would wish to remain anonymous can provide tips to the police department online at www.oak-park.us/crimetip or by calling (708) 434-1636.
This is a developing story.