Video Captures Fatal Shooting of Chicago Couple Who Were Dragged From Car Following Accident

A young couple was dragged out of their vehicle and killed over the weekend in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood following the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Chicago Couple Shooting
Complex News

Image via CBS Chicago

Chicago Couple Shooting

A young couple has died after getting dragged from their car, beaten and shot following a minor traffic accident in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.

CBS Chicago reports Gyovanny Arzuga, 24, and Yasmin Perez, 25, were the parents of young kids Sofiya and Jayden. On Saturday night, they were the victims of a horrific shooting described as being execution-style, which all stemmed from a minor traffic accident.

Investigators said the couple were driving in Humboldt Park following the city’s Puerto Rican Day Parade when they were involved in a minor car accident.

Just before 9:15 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 3200 block of West Division Street on the report of an attack and subsequent shooting. City cameras captured the couple being rushed by a group of men and dragged out of their vehicle. 

Video shows the couple lying in the street next to their car as the attackers ran off.

“They are seen hitting and impeding the woman who is the driver of the vehicle and then eventually dragging her out,” CPD Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said. “What the video doesn’t show is there a shot discharged and that appears when the female gets struck. And then the male comes out and he’s almost on top of her and then you see that second suspect clearly holding a gun and shooting him in the head — almost execution style.”

The ambush took place only hours after the Puerto Rican Day Parade was held in the same area.

“It wasn’t just one person there were others standing by who dragged that poor woman out of a car,” Mayor Lightfoot said. “The man who was killed literally used his body as a shield and he paid for that with his life.”

A memorial for the couple will be held near Division and Spaulding Tuesday at 6 p.m.

No suspects are in custody at this time. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

Latest in Life