Illinois mom fatally struck by bullet while reading Bible to youngest daughter

An Illinois A stray bullet hit her Sunday evening as she prepared to put her daughter to bed.

Melanie Yates, a 23-year-old registered nurse, was shot in the head at around 9 p.m. while inside her home in Zion, Illinois, according to Fox 32 Chicago. Her death was the next day in a local hospital.

CHICAGO GANG SHOOTING: LIGHTFOOT ASKS THE FEDS TO REVIEW EVIDENCE AFTER PROSECUTOR FOXX FILES NO CHARGES

“For my daughter to be shot in the head, she’s reading the Bible to her youngest 7-month-old daughter, getting ready for bed,” Lam Calderon, Yates’ mother, said. It’s unbelievable. “

She leaves behind her husband and two young children, the Lake & McHenry County Scanner reported.

Melanie Yates, 23, was shot in the head at around 9 p.m. inside her home in Zion, Illinois.

Melanie Yates, 23, was shot in the head at around 9 p.m. inside her home in Zion, Illinois.
(Google Maps)

Zion police told the station that shell casings were discovered in the area. The suspect has not been identified by authorities.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“Everybody who knew Lanie knows she loved Jesus Christ with every fiber of her being. It is clear that her soul is at the right moment in heaven. Stephan Calderon, her brother, said that they miss her deeply.

A GoFundMe for the family raised over $40,000.

By editor