Roselle man killed, second person injured in Streamwood shooting

Updated 12/16/2021 5:44 PM

A 21-year-old Roselle man was killed and a second person wounded when they were shot in a vehicle late Tuesday afternoon in Streamwood, authorities said Thursday.

Streamwood police said officers were called to the 1000 block of Vine Street at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a man and a woman with gunshot wounds.


A preliminary investigation showed that the victims were inside a vehicle when they were shot, then crashed into a tree a short distance away, police said.

The man, identified as Gabriel Herrera of Roselle, was taken from the scene to Amita St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where he died from his injuries.

The Cook County medical examiner's office indicated he died from a gunshot wound to the head and determined his death to be a homicide.

The woman was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of what police called nonlife-threatening injuries.

Streamwood detectives and the Major Case Assistance Team continue to investigate the shooting, but police Thursday described it as an isolated event and said there is no threat to the public.

Anyone with information about the case should call Streamwood police at (630) 736-3700 or leave a message on the department's confidential tip line at (630) 736-3719.

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