LOGAN SQUARE — A woman was killed and a teen was injured in a shooting Monday in Logan Square.
Elizabeth Pabon, 36, of the 5000 block of West Armitage Avenue, was gunned down in the 1600 block of North Spaulding Avenue, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.
A 15-year-old male was also struck in the leg in the shooting, which took place at about 6:15 p.m., according to police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.
A makeshift memorial was set up Tuesday outside the home where Pabon was gunned down.
Before her death, Pabon was visiting a friend named "Tiny," who lived on the block and had recently given her a dog, according to Melvin Hamlin, who answered the door at Tiny's residence Tuesday. Pabon was returning to Tiny's to pick up dog food, Hamlin said.
A black Pontiac Sunfire that Hamlin said belonged to Pabon was still parked outside the home Tuesday.
Hamlin said he was in the house Monday when he heard multiple shots outside. He said he came out and found Pabon lying on the ground.
“She was looking up at me,” he said. “She couldn't talk.”
Right before the shooting, Joseph Thrane, a 15-year-old who lives nearby, said he was chatting with Pabon and the teen, a friend he said was named Raphael. Thrane said he was chatting with Pabon when a man wearing a mask covering half his face came north on Spaulding and started firing at them.
Thrane said he and Raphael ran, but Raphael was struck in the leg.
“This can’t be real,” Thrane said Tuesday of Pabon’s death. “We were friends.”
Thrane and Hamlin said Pabon was a helpful, kind, loud and spontaneous person who loved her kids.
“For an innocent person to lose her life, it doesn't make sense,” Hamlin said.
A day after he was nearly shot, Thrane said he was nervous and edgy about every vehicle or stranger that passed.
“It seems I can’t trust no one now,” he said. “I don’t feel safe walking down the street in my own neighborhood.”