Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

An Illinois man accused of driving a gunman to a targeted shooting of another man’s ex-girlfriend was charged Monday, according to reports.

On Friday morning at around 6:05 a.m., North Chicago police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of Victoria Avenue. Officers at the scene located a woman shot to death inside of a vehicle in a driveway.

Police initially told the public it appeared to be a targeted shooting and no one was in custody.

Investigators allege 35-year-old Seferino Calihua-Rodriguez had a previous relationship with the woman and became upset when it ended.

Authorities allege Calihua-Rodriguez hired 26-year-old Misael Chavarin-Plazola to kill the woman.

Authorities allege 29-year-old Rosalio Diaz Zarate drove Chavarin-Plazola to the scene. Diaz Zarate was arrested on Monday and subsequently charged with two counts of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Chavarin-Plazola allegedly shot the woman and also attempted to kill a second person who was entering the vehicle with the woman, police said. Shots missed the other person.

Calihua-Rodriguez was arrested on Friday and Chavarin-Plazola was arrested on Saturday.

Calihua-Rodriguez has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, solicitation of murder for hire and attempted first-degree murder. Chavarin-Plazola has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Authorities have not released the identity of the woman yet, pending notification of the victim’s family.

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By Buffy Gunner

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