Serenity Childs Obituary, Death – According to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek, who revealed the information on Thursday, the victims have been identified as Serenity Childs, age 19, from North Chicago, and Briana Ware Hall, age 18, from Waukegan. Both women lived in Lake County. While Childs is from North Chicago, Ware Hall was born and raised in Waukegan. The early information provided by the police indicates that both of the women were 18 years old at the time of the incident. After gaining control of the situation, the officials from the law enforcement agency immediately began searching for witnesses as well as photographers. According to Chastain, investigators from the Winthrop Harbor Police Department were able to immediately identify 18-year-old Jonathan Stinnette as a person of interest in the investigation into the case.
The identities of the two young women who were killed when a gunman opened fire on them while they were riding in a vehicle have been made public by the office of the Waukegan County Coroner at the same time as the mayor of Waukegan is condemning a “epidemic of gun violence.” Both of the young women were shot and died while they were in the vehicle. The event happened at the same moment as everything else.
On Wednesday, about 5:06 p.m., officers from the Waukegan Police Department responded to a call of shots being fired at 2421 Washington Street. The call originated from a concerned citizen. The call was made as a result of an anonymous tip that had been received. According to Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain, officers located two female victims who had been shot inside a vehicle in the rear parking lot of the business. Both victims had been shot in the head. When the shots were fired, the victims were sitting inside the car when they were hit. As soon as they arrived on the scene, personnel of the Waukegan Fire Department assessed the situation and came to the conclusion that neither of the victims would be able to survive