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Shooter identified and apprehended

Public reminded to take precautions when conducting internet business

information provided by the Lansing Police Department

LANSING, Ill. (July 30, 2019) – On July 23, 2019, at approximately 6:07pm, the Lansing Police Department responded to the area of 17355 Torrence Avenue (the former Kmart building) for a report of shots fired.

On July 23, the Lansing Police Department responded to the area of the former Kmart building for a report of shots fired. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Upon arrival, officers located two victims in the parking lot at 2500 Bernice Road/173rd Street. One female victim—later identified as Lisa York age 41 of Hobart, Indiana—sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was later pronounced dead at St. Margarets North Hospital in Hammond, Indiana. The second victim was a male who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was transported to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, and was listed in stable condition at the time of the incident, and was ultimately treated and released.

Two victims were found in the parking lot across the street. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The investigation revealed that the incident occurred over the sale of an item that had been listed on a social media site.

The Lansing Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division worked with the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. On July 29, 2019, Marvin Gibson-Jones, age 21 of Calumet City, Illinois, was charged with first degree murder. Mr. Gibson-Jones is scheduled to appear in bond court at 1:30pm, on July 30, 2019, located at 16501 S. Kedzie Markham, Illinois.

The Lansing Police Department encourages people to be safe when doing internet transactions. Two years ago they created a “Meetup Spot” for internet purchase exchanges. Its proximity to the main entrance doors of the police station makes it a safe place to meet when buying or selling items from unknown parties.

Meetup Spot
An area outside the Lansing Police Station has been designated as a safe “Meetup Spot” for internet exchanges. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The Lansing Police Department is located at 2710 E 170th Street in Lansing, Illinois.

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