Rash of weekend gun violence explodes in Fairview area

Police believe 3 gun attacks in 2 days related

Three gun attacks in two days rocked the Fairview area over the weekend.

Police believe the three shootings are related, with the second two carried out in retaliation for the first, which left two wounded.

The 39-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were shot shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday outside a residence near the intersection of Arthur Avenue and Rosalind Street in Lockport Township, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

The man and woman were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, police said, where they were treated for gunshot wounds that were not considered life-threatening.

Deputies recovered 46 spent shell casings from the intersection of Rosalind and Arthur, said Will County Deputy Chief Dan Jungles.

Less than 10 hours later and only a mile away, a house near the corner of Dellwood Avenue and Barrett Street was targeted in a gun attack, police said.

No one was injured, police said, and no one would cooperate with investigators. Deputies did recover 17 spent shell casings from the intersection of Dellwood and Barrett, according to police.

Then, in the same location about 24 hours later, a deputy spotted two gunmen shooting up a house, police said.

The shooters fled in a vehicle and the deputy gave chase, police said.

During the pursuit, a passenger bailed out of the fleeing car and made his getaway on foot, police said, but dropped his gun along the way.

A deputy recovered the gun and the law also caught up to and pulled over the fleeing vehicle, according to police.

The driver, 19-year-old Natavee Edwards of Crest Hill, and the passenger, a male juvenile, were both arrested, police said.

The juvenile was transported to River Valley Juvenile Detention Center, police said, and Edwards was taken to the Will County jail, where she was booked on probable cause of aggravated fleeing, driving on a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance, records show.

Edwards appeared in court Monday afternoon, records show, and prosecutors filed only a charge of driving on a suspended license.

Joseph Hosey

Joseph Hosey

Joe Hosey became editor of The Herald-News in 2018. As a reporter, he covered the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and criminal investigation of her husband, former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson. He was the 2015 Illinois Journalist of the Year and 2014 National Press Club John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award winner.