2 women shot a car on the Kennedy Expressway, then shot a man in Old Town, prosecutors say

CHICAGO — Two women engaged in an expressway shooting near downtown Chicago over the weekend and then headed to Old Town moments later to shoot one of their boyfriends, too, prosecutors claim. Alana Carroll, 21, and Kierra Henderson, 22, have been detained to await trial on multiple counts of attempted murder.

It all happened on Saturday morning. Carroll and Henderson were traveling in Carroll’s white Honda Pilot when they crossed paths with a Chevy Malibu occupied by two women on Sedgwick Street near North Avenue, according to a Chicago police arrest report.

Carroll swerved toward the oncoming Malibu, then pulled a U-turn and pursued the vehicle onto westbound North Avenue, eventually striking the other car from behind, the report said. Both vehicles pulled over, and all four women got out. An argument ensued, but the two women whose car was allegedly struck returned to their vehicle and drove away after one of them thought they saw Henderson clutching a gun in her waistband, the report continued.

Carroll pursued the women again, striking the Malibu two more times and chasing it onto the inbound Kennedy Expressway, officials said. As she pulled next to the other car near the Eisenhower Expressway ramp, Henderson pulled out a gun and fired shots at the other car, according to the police report. There were no reported injuries, but the Malibu sustained damage from bullets.

Alana Carroll, left, and Kierra Henderson (Illinois State Police)

Prosecutors said Carroll and Henderson returned to Old Town, where they encountered Carroll’s boyfriend in the 1400 block of North Orleans around 10:30 a.m.

Witnesses told police they saw a man arguing with two women in a white SUV and then heard a gunshot and saw the car drive away, the CPD report said. The man, Carroll’s 35-year-old boyfriend, fell to the ground with a gunshot wound to his leg, prosecutors said in a detention petition.

Officials said Carroll used Henderson’s gun to shoot the man, and surveillance video showed her returning the firearm to Henderson after the shooting.

Officers in the area quickly stopped Carroll’s SUV and arrested both women. The cops allegedly found a gun inside Henderson’s purse, along with her firearm owner’s license. Prosecutors stated that although she could legally own guns with the license, she lacked a license to carry a concealed weapon.

Carroll is charged with two counts of attempted murder for the expressway incident and aggravated domestic battery for allegedly shooting her boyfriend. Judge Thomas Nowinski ordered her detention.

Judge David Kelly detained Henderson on three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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