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The trail of the suspected drive-by killer
July 5, 1999
Web posted at: 11:27 a.m. EDT (1527 GMT)
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (CNN) -- The following is a time line of
the shooting spree that left three dead and several others wounded over the July Fourth weekend in Illinois and Indiana.
The fatalities include the suspect, 21-year-old Benjamin Nathaniel Smith, a reported white supremacist who shot himself while fleeing police during a high-speed chase.
Friday, July 2
Six Orthodox Jews were wounded while walking home from
Sabbath services in the Rogers Park section of Chicago.
Former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky
Byrdsong, who is black, was fatally shot while walking
with two of his children in front of their house in suburban
An Asian-American couple was shot at in a vehicle while
attempting to pass a light blue Taurus in Northbrook, another
Chicago suburb. Neither was hit.
Saturday, July 3
Two drive-by shootings in Springfield targeted African
Americans; one victim was wounded with non-life-threatening
injuries; no one was hit in the other incident.
A black minister was shot twice in Decatur, Illinois. He
was treated for his wounds at a hospital and released.
An Asian student from the University of Illinois was shot in the leg as he walked with friends in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The 22-year-old man, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in serious condition.
Sunday, July 4
Won-Joon Yoon was shot twice in the back and killed
outside a Korean church in the morning in Bloomington,
Indiana. The 26-year-old Korean was a student at Indiana
Smith, the suspect, shot himself
at night on Interstate 57 near Salem, Illinois, in a van
he allegedly carjacked. He died later at a hospital.
Police believe Chicago shootings related; search for blue car
July 3, 1999
Supreme Court strikes down Chicago's anti-loitering law
June 10, 1999
Mother of slain student pleads for hate crimes bill
May 11, 1999
Dragging death suspect to seek change in venue
April 19, 1999
Overall U.S. murder rate down, but youth gun killings up
January 2, 1999
Violence study finds neighbor relations are key
August 14, 1997
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