Michelle Malave, Simmy Madrid fatally shot in Belmont Cragin

A man and woman were shot to death when gunfire erupted in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood Sunday morning.

Michelle Malave, 34, and Simmy Madrid, 30, were walking in the 2700 block of North Lavergne Avenue when someone got out of a car and opened fire about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

The woman was struck in the head and the man was shot multiple times, police said. Both were taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Malave, of the 3300 block of Rose Street in Franklin Park, was shot in the head and died about an hour later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, authorities said.

Madrid, of the 1600 bock of North LeClaire Avenue, was shot multiple times and died that afternoon at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, authorities said.

An autopsy confirmed that both died of multiple gunshot wounds, and their deaths were ruled homicides, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Nobody has been charged for the killings.

Area North detectives are investigating if the shooting was gang related.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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