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Cause of SIU student’s death released

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 10:44 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 at 12:16 PM CST
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WAUKEGAN, Ill. (KFVS) - The Lake County Major Crime Task Force is investigating the homicide of a 22-year-old Southern Illinois University-Carbondale student.

According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, Daniel Frenando Lobo, of Waukegan, died from a gunshot wound in the back.

Lobo died after he was brought to an emergency room shortly after 12 a.m. on Saturday, November 20.

Investigators said Lobo was a passenger in a vehicle when he was shot and killed by someone in another vehicle in Gurnee.

They believe the shooting could have been the result of a road-rage incident.

The driver was not hurt.

No suspect information has been released.

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force and Gurnee Police detectives are actively investigating the case as a homicide.

SIU Chancellor Austin Lane announced on social media on Sunday that Lobo had passed away.

Lane also stated the university’s thoughts go out to Lobo’s family and friends “as they face Thanksgiving without him.”

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According to an obituary online, Lobo was six months away from completing a Masters in Biology at SIU and that he loved sports, especially baseball.

His visitation will be held on Friday at Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church in Waukegan. A mass will be held at the same church on Saturday, with interment to follow.

Lobo is the second SIU student to pass away this month.

Jacob Jurinek, a Chicago-area native and junior at SIU, is one of eight people who died during a surge at concert put on by rapper Travis Scott in Houston, Texas.

A third SIU student was killed shortly after the school year started in August.

Keeshann Jackson, 18 of Chicago, was shot and killed at a party that injured three others.

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