The mother of four died days after she was shot on Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, while driving with her children in south suburban Dolton, Illinois.
According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, Marshia McGill, 40, was pronounced dead at around 11:55 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23.
Officials said the shooting happened at around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
McGill had just picked up her four daughters from day care on Wednesday night, and was driving home when she was struck by several stray bullets. Her red minivan careened up the street for several blocks before hitting into a tree near Thornridge High School.
Her children weren’t injured but McGill was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, officials said.
A major police investigation into the shooting is ongoing. A SWAT team raided a home on Oak Street near Sibley where witnesses reported seeing someone running toward but their search turned up nothing.
Community activist and Dolton Trustee Andrew Holmes said there were numerous shell casings at the site of the shooting, all part of evidence collected by police as they search for the gunman.
Police have not released further updates on the investigation.
McGill was an instructor at Kiddy Kulture Daycare in Harvey. She was a kind woman who was known to go the extra mile for her daughters, aged 1, 4, 8, and 9, according to neighbors.
“You don’t see her kids running up and down the neighborhood without her,” neighbor Sheryl Hill said. “They’re always with her, and she’s always being productive.”