- The brutal murder of Alexandra Olmo and her transgender daughter Jael Omar Burgos in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood has left the Hispanic and LGBTQ community in mourning. The attack occurred on January 23rd, 2023, when two armed masked men broke into the apartment, demanded money and belongings, and killed the mother and daughter, injuring three others.
- The Chicago Police Department is investigating the incident, and the attack appears not random. The authorities are trying to establish any relationship between the victims and the possible offenders. The police are collecting video footage from the surrounding homes and businesses in hopes of finding the car in which the offenders escaped.
- The tragic incident of Alexandra Olmo and Jael Omar Burgos is just one of the many firearms-related deaths in the United States. According to the National Gun Violence Archive, in 2023, 2,678 people have already been shot and killed. The country already has 36 mass shootings, where at least four people were killed in the same event. The incident serves as a reminder of the urgent need for stronger gun control measures to prevent such senseless violence.
Alexandra Olmo was shot to death in a brutal attack in Chicago, Illinois, along with her daughter Jael Omar Burgos and three other people were injured. No one has been arrested for the crime against the mother and daughter, and the other three people and authorities are still investigating the incident.
The murder of Ms. Alexandra Olmo and her transgender daughter Jael Omar Burgos has touched the hearts of the entire Hispanic community in Chicago, Illinois, since the attack was committed in broad daylight, on a busy street, by armed and masked men.
Alexandra Olmo was shot to death along with her daughter in Chicago
At 1:45 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023, at least two armed men with their faces covered in ski masks kicked in the door of a second-floor apartment at 2909-19 E. 78th Street in the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago.
According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Homicide Division, the armed youths demanded that people in the department hand over their money and belongings. In the midst of the brutal robbery, they discharged their weapons and killed Alexandra Olmo, 43, and Jael Omar Burgos, 21.
The crime left three other people badly injured.
After the robbery and the shooting, the thieves escaped from the apartment, leaving a trail of blood and pain. Other neighbors alerted by the noise of the shots called the emergency number to report the incident, with several injured people fighting for their lives.
Chicago Fire Department (CFD) paramedics responded to the scene to transport the injured to several hospitals. One of the three injured people ran from the scene until he collapsed in a McDonald’s restaurant while seeking help and was rescued by paramedics.
“It does not seem to be a random act,” the authorities say
Sean Loughran, CPD Deputy Chief, showed up at the scene of the attack on Alexandra Olmo and Jael Omar Burgos and held a press conference after coordinating the investigation in the case. “I cannot discuss a motive, as it is something exclusive to the crime itself and I don’t want to take it away from the detectives,” said the police chief.
What Deputy Chief Loughran did reveal was that based on initial inquiries is that the attack “does not appear to be a random act…We are investigating any relationship between the victims and the possible offenders at this time, but it is too, too, preliminary to discuss” he concluded.
The Hispanic LGBTQ community is in mourning
As of this writing, CPD Homicide Division agents continue to collect video footage from homes and businesses near the building where Alexandra Olmo and Jael Omar Burgos were killed in hopes of finding images of the car in which the offenders escaped.
The shooting deaths of Alexandra Olmo and Jael Omar Burgos have shaken the Hispanic community in Chicago and especially the LGBTQ community since allegedly, in addition to the transgender girl who died, the injured people belong to that segment of the population.
Gun deaths on the rise in the United States
The brutal crime of Alexandra Olmo and Jael Omar Burgos in Chicago, Illinois, is yet another incident involving firearms. The National Gun Violence Archive reported that so far, in 2023, 2,678 people have already been shot and killed.
As of Sunday, January 22, 2023, of those people shot to death in the United States, 1,160 were murdered, and 1,518 committed suicide. The country already has 36 mass shootings, where at least four people were killed in the same event.