Cops: Chicago Heights Shooting ‘Was Personal'

A man and a woman are being questioned after a woman was killed and two men injured during a shooting outside a sandwich shop in south suburban Chicago Heights early Sunday.

The incident began as a disturbance inside a club in Matteson called Knockouts, but “it spilled over to Chicago Heights where the shooting was in the parking lot,” according to Chicago Heights police Sgt. Tom Rogers.

At 2:39 a.m., a 911 call came in reporting that shots were fired in the parking lot of the Big Boy Submarine restaurant, 405 W. 14th St., where the body of a woman identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Marquita Campbell was found lying on the ground, Rogers said. 

Officers found the woman bleeding from the head, Chicago Heights police Sgt. Joe Petrarca said.

Campbell, 26, who was apparently shot and may have suffered other trauma, was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner's office. Her home address was not immediately available.

Rogers said two men were also shot during the incident. One suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh and was taken to St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights, while the other was shot in the forearm but refused medical attention.

A man and woman are being questioned in the incident as of Sunday afternoon.

While investigators have not determined the exact motive, Rogers said they don’t believe it was gang related, or had anything to do with a romance that soured and the victims were not robbed.

“It seemed to be personal,’’ according to Rogers who could not say why investigators believed that.

It was not immediately known whether the victims had been customers of the sandwich shop, which was open at the time.

No charges have been filed as of 2:45 p.m. according to Rogers, who said no one else is being sought in the attack.

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