- Fan was studying at the University of Chicago via a joint program of the Booth School of Business and the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics.
- Prior to his death, Fan was on track to defend his dissertation later this year. In a statement that mourned Fan’s loss, the university said his family in China has been notified of his death.
- “Yiran came from China to study in the United States, and he previously earned an MS degree from the University’s Financial Math program,” noted the statement from President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Ka Yee C. Lee.
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- Nightengale reportedly shot people at random as he entered an apartment building, stole a car, and attempted a robbery.
- He then drove to Evanston, tried to do a second robbery and took a woman hostage at an IHOP. He was eventually fatally shot by police officers during a gunfight at around 5 p.m.
- Another victim was East Hyde Park doorman Aisha Newell, 46, who was shot and killed by Nightengale after asking to use the phone.
- Meanwhile, Nightengale shot 20-year-old customer Anthony Faulkner in the head as he tried to rob a store.
- The woman who was taken hostage at IHOP was initially listed to be in critical condition, but the New York Times noted that she had since died, citing “some news outlets.”
- The other victims who sustained injuries remain in critical condition in various hospitals in both Chicago and Evanston.