Elderly Man Dies After Robbers Shoot Him & Steal His Truck

On Saturday morning in the neighborhood of Auburn Gresham, a group of accused thieves shot and killed an 86-year-old gentleman at his Chicago home before making off with his pickup.

According to local news, Charles Hobson, Sr. heard a single gunshot while outside retrieving an item from his pickup. Then, someone took Hobson’s vehicle.

Hobson had a bullet lodged in his thigh. According to the report, he was taken to the hospital in serious condition before he passed away.

Hobson’s longtime next-door neighbor Tamika Wright said that they took care of one other, but they have no clue what is waiting for them outside.

Kimberly Hobson, Hobson’s daughter-in-law, told local media that Hobson Sr. was, above all, a man of God, and he attended St. Mark United Methodist Church. He was a pillar of the neighborhood.

The Chicago Sun-Times keeps a record of homicides, and it says that 432 individuals were slain between January 1 and September 23, 2023.

The names of all Chicago residents who have been murdered are recorded there. It’s daily updated with new information from law enforcement and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

In Chicago, five individuals were shot, and one guy was beaten to death during the long Independence Day holiday. The violence started with four men getting shot in Chicago Lawn and a death by beating reported in Englewood.

According to statistics recorded by the Chicago Sun-Times, at least 73 individuals suffered gunshot wounds in the city throughout the four-day weekend, and 11 died. This is a somewhat greater toll than the previous year when the holiday weekend was just three days long.

According to a recent study published by the Council on Criminal Justice, the number of murders in 30 U.S. cities decreased in the first six months of 2023 in contrast to the first half of last year but has stayed above pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.