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Two shootings in three days – Lansing Police respond

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (April 7, 2022) – Two shootings occurred in Lansing this week, one in an apartment complex on 175th Street, and another at the Extended Stay America hotel.

175th Street — Attempted Murder charges

Around 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, Lansing Police responded to an apartment on 175th Street in Lansing to a 9-1-1 call with yelling in the background. Officers arrived to find two gunshot victims, who were transported to the hospital.

Willie Riley (Photo provided by LPD)

An LPD press release sent on Wednesday afternoon said both victims were still in the hospital but in stable condition.

The ensuing investigation determined the shooting emerged from a domestic dispute involving Lansing resident Willie Riley. The 49-year-old was the boyfriend of one of the victims, police said.

The day after the shooting, Riley was taken into custody in Dixmoor. He was then transported to Lansing where he was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder. Additional charges are pending. Riley received a $250,000 D Bond at the Markham Courthouse.

Extended Stay — investigation ongoing

On Tuesday, April 5, officers responded to a disturbance at the Extended Stay America, located at 2520 173rd Street. Arriving at around 9 p.m., officers found a gunshot victim, who was transported to a local hospital.

The victim received non-life-threatening injuries, said Lansing Police Detective Lieutenant Scott Bailey.

The Lansing Police are investigating the incident, and on Wednesday said they did not have anyone in custody.

Anyone with information about the Extended Stay shooting is encouraged to call the LPD’s non-emergency number at 708-895-7150.

The Lansing Police Department is located at 2710 170th Street.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.