Two people were killed on Wednesday night in northern Springfield, and police are currently investigating.
According to a press release from the Springfield Police Department, Deundrea Woods, 30, and Mackenzie Lashley-Childers, 25, were killed by gunfire in the 2200 block of North Link Avenue.
The release states that at 10:15 p.m., police were called to a home on Link Avenue to check on a man who had facial injuries.
Woods was found in the driveway of a house by responding officers, where he was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. According to the announcement, he was taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead there.
According to the statement, the police then went to the home on Link Avenue and found the baby alone inside. After entering the house, police discovered Lashley-Childers dead from multiple gunshot wounds, as stated in the release.
The infant sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he or she was treated and later released to a family member.
A suspect had not been identified as of Thursday morning, according to police. The Springfield Police Department can be reached at (417) 864-1810, and Crime Stoppers can be reached anonymously at (417) 869-TIPS if anyone has any information about what happened (8477).
Two Victims Of A Deadly Shooting In Springfield Have Been Identified By Police
The couple whose bodies were discovered shot at a Springfield, Illinois, home on Wednesday night has been identified by police.
According to the Springfield Police Department (SPD), the victims have been identified as Springfield residents Deundrea Woods, 30, and Mackenzie Lashley-Childers, 25. So far, police have been unable to locate a suspect in this shooting.
Lt. Annesha Umbarger from the SPD has stated that at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of North Link Avenue. When police arrived, they discovered a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds just outside the home. A local hospital received the injured man, but he passed away before doctors could save him.
Inside the house, police discovered a woman who had also been shot multiple times. On the spot, she was pronounced dead. Authorities report that a baby inside the house was injured only slightly and has since been released to a relative.
Several Nearby Residents Expressed Worry On Thursday
“It’s kind of worrying, makes us, as I said, we moved to this neighbourhood because it’s a nicer one and makes us feel safe,” said Andrew Hoelzel. It’s unfathomable to me that something like that could take place in the United States.
Although no arrests have been made in the area since Thursday, Hoelzel and others regularly walk their dogs around the neighbourhood out of fear.
Concerned citizen Jessie Battershell remarked, “There are a few women that walk by themselves, we have our dogs, but that’s really concerning.” Nonetheless, “I pray that justice will be done quickly.”
To their credit, one of the neighbours we spoke to was willing to speak to us anonymously about some suspicious goings-on earlier in the evening.
“Someone was knocking on doors in the neighbourhood around 6:30,” they estimated. When my neighbour opened the door, the stranger said, “You’re not who I’m looking for,” and then left.
They are the 18th and 19th homicides in Springfield for 2022, per SPD statistics, which is a decrease from the 26 tallied in 2021.
According to the police, a baby inside the house was injured but is now safe with their family.
Please call the Springfield Police Department at (417) 864-1810 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (417) 869-TIPS if you have any information about this incident (8477).
When Marshall Is Sentenced On February 24th, He Could Get Life In prison
“While there are no winners in a case like this, I’m glad Mr Marshall is being held accountable for his crimes, and I hope this conviction brings some level of closure to the McDaniel family,” said Descano.
In the immediate aftermath of the murders, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said, “We’ve lost two brave, dedicated, life-long servants to our country.” The murders of two full colonels occurred in a residential area.
Col. Edward McDaniel, 55, served in the Army as an internal medicine doctor from June 1995 until May 2021. The authorities say he was the director of executive medicine at Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital. As a medical-surgical nurse for the Army from September 1983 until her retirement in September 2009, Col. Brenda McDaniel, now 63 years old, served with distinction.
D’Angelo Strand, who was 19 at the time, was also charged and testified against Marshall in court.
The case against Strand will proceed after a hearing on November 18. Because he drove Marshall to and from the McDaniels’ house on the day of the murders, he faces charges of being an accessory after the fact.
A double homicide occurred on Wednesday night in north Springfield, and police are still trying to figure out what happened.
The Springfield Police Department reported that Deundrea Woods, 30, and Mackenzie Lashley-Childers, 25, were killed in a shooting on the 2200 block of North Link Avenue.
According to the release, at 10:15 p.m., police were called to a home on Link Avenue by the report of a man who had sustained facial injuries.