With great shock and sadness we inform you of the untimely passing and shocking murder of Eliyahu Moscowitz, HY”D, a 24-year-old Lubavitch Bochur from Chicago, was murdered in a shooting on Monday night, the evening of Simchas Torah.
Eliyahu was shot at about 10:20 p.m. Monday on the Loyola Park path near Lunt Avenue, Chicago police said.
Chicago police said a masked gunman appears to be targeting people in the city’s Roger’s Park neighborhood at random following the second fatal shooting in the neighborhood in two days.
Eliyahu was from a prominent Chabad family in Chicago. He served as a Mashigach Kosher supervisor in Jewel-Osco, the major grocery store in Chicago.
Police released a surveillance picture showing the shooter dressed entirely in black, his face covered by a ski mask in an evident effort to keep his identity concealed.
His victims appear to have been chosen at random. No connection between the two men has been found. In both shootings, none of the victims’ belongings were taken.
“People will go about their daily lives. But we want it to be done in a safe way. A smart and vigilant way,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
He is survived by his parents, Rabbi Mendel and Chanie Moscowitz of Chicago, IL, and grandparents Rabbi Efraim and Tzivia Moscowitz – Chicago, IL and Mrs. Miriam Nemanow (wife of R’ Moshe A’’H) – Crown Heights, NY as well as his siblings.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes