Suspects Sought In Murder Of Chicago Art Student

by James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

October 26, 2021

CHICAGO — Police in Chicago are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects in the September fatal shooting of an 18-year-old art student returning home from Halloween shopping in the West Elsdon neighborhood.  Melissa “Azul” De La Garza was shot dead outside her family’s home in the 5400 block of South Avers Street around 8:27 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area One detectives at (312) 747-8380 or submit an anonymous tip at