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CICERO, Ailing. — An Uber driver who was shot whereas selecting up a buyer within the western suburbs is on life help.
The incident occurred round 7:30 p.m. Monday when the 38-year-old male driver was known as to choose up a fare at 23rd Road and 55th Avenue in Cicero. Police mentioned 4 folks tried to rob the rideshare driver, then shot him.
The person was transported to Loyola Hospital in crucial situation. He has been recognized as Joe Schelstraete, 39, of Hobart.
Household mentioned he isn’t going to make it and medical doctors are planning for organ donation.
One suspect is in custody and three suspects are at giant, in keeping with police.
Lenny Sanchez, from the Unbiased Drivers Guild of Illinois, factors to Monday’s capturing as one more reason for journey share corporations to step up safety measures.
“This has been an ongoing disaster. There have been a plethora of drivers who’ve been attacked and shot, paralyzed, killed, raped at gun level by their passengers,” Sanchez mentioned.
For Schelstraete’s household, they’re making preparations for his three youngsters, ages 14, 12 and 10.
“Everytime you see joe he simply was smiling so completely satisfied to see you might be at all times asking about you and what you have been doing and what’s new in your life,” aunt Kim Bova mentioned.
If in case you have any info, you may depart a tip for police at 708-652-2130. Police mentioned throughout a press convention Tuesday that on Might 11, a carjacking passed off at the very same nook.
Correction: Household instructed WGN Information Tuesday that Schelstraete was taken off life help. He might be taken off “quickly” as they make preparations to donate his organs.
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