Death – Obituary
CHICAGO — A 29-year-old pregnant woman was shot to death Wednesday night on the South Side.
At around 7 p.m., police responded to the 7400 block of South Vincennes on the report of a shooting.
Derricka Patrick, 29, who was pregnant, was shot dead as she sat in a parked car. Police said video footage shows two men approaching her car before the shooting.
Patrick was also the mother of a 9-year-old girl.
Hours later, two 14-year-old boys were shot and killed in separate shootings.
Authorities are not releasing video footage of Patrick’s homicide at this time. Through the crime reward tip line at 833-408-0069, police are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in her death. Anyone can also place an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.
What Is An Obituary
In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”
In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.