Unknown Kaylyn Pryor Killer- Illinois- 2015 Feb 9, 2016 8:40:22 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Feb 9, 2016 8:40:22 GMT -5
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A clergy group is offering a $5,000 reward for information in the fatal shooting of an aspiring model in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Kaylyn Pryor, 20, was gunned down after she left her grandmother’s home to catch a bus home to Evanston, according to police. Her family said Pryor, who recently won a modeling contest, was getting ready for a job interview and was excited by the prospect.
She and a 15-year-old boy were on a sidewalk in the 7300 block of South May Street about 6:20 p.m. Monday when someone in a passing dark-colored SUV fired shots and hit them. Pryor died on the scene and the teen was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.
Police have said Pryor was an “unintended target.” No one was in custody.
"We must not forget Kaylyn's tragedy in the midst of this violent week in Chicago," said the Rev. Marshall Hatch, of New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, chairman of the Leaders Network. "Our goal must be solving every murder in every neighborhood, and we must combat violence by convicting every killer."
He urged anyone with information to call police.
Just a few weeks ago, Pryor had won the "Mario, Make Me a Model" competition. She had competed with almost 500 other applicants over several months, getting makeovers and runway lessons, leading up to a fashion show in Chicago on Sept. 25. She was featured in newspaper stories as a rising star.
Pryor's father, Alan "Nick" Scott, said his daughter graduated from Evanston Township High School, where she had been a cheerleader and a member of the soccer and track teams. She had begun attending Robert Morris University Illinois to get a degree as a paralegal. She had also just signed a contract with Factor Women, a professional modeling agency, Scott said.
Kasia Koniar, who works with the Factor Women agency, said Pryor "stole our hearts" when she met with the agency for an initial interview.
"We fell in love with her spirit and positive energy, and had to work with her," Koniar said in an email. "This is a terrible loss!"
Thoughts? The reason I'm placing this in the unsolved on tv section is I can swear I remember it being briefly mentioned on the tv show "Crime Watch Daily." Kaylyn's story is also on their website and it links to a WGN local news airing. So even though it wasn't officially said, if you have information, CWD's website Submit a Tip section might be a good avenue to look to if you have information.
Chicago has obviously had a problem with gun violence recently, but it's really sad when you can't even stand at a bus stop without the fear of getting shot by a random bullet not even meant for you anymore.
Obviously someone knows something. Call the police, call an anonymous crime line if you must remain unknown, but Kaylyn deserves justice.
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