Chicago Ridge teen shot, killed in Chicago
August 20, 2012 5:40PM
Updated: September 22, 2012 6:24AM
Taylor Diorio was to begin her senior year at Richards High School on Tuesday. Instead, counselors will be available to talk with her classmates about her death.
About 5:05 a.m. Saturday, the 17-year-old Chicago Ridge girl was in a vehicle in the 2100 block of West 35th Street in Chicago when someone walked up and opened fire, authorities said.
Diorio, of the 10000 block of Major Avenue, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died at 3:29 p.m., authorities said.
She was one of at least six people killed in separate shootings in Chicago from late Friday into Sunday morning, authorities said. Thirty-six others were wounded.
On Monday — the first day of school for freshman at Richards High School — Principal John Hallberg extended “deepest sympathies” to Diorio’s family.
“We can only guess what the future could have held for her. Like all young people her age, Taylor possessed great possibility,” Hallberg said. “Along with her friends at Richards, we mourn her loss and will keep her family in our thoughts and prayers.”
The Richards faculty has started a fund for her family. Donations may be sent to Principal John Hallberg, Richards High School, 10601 S. Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453.
Diorio attended Reavis High School in Burbank before moving to Richards last year.
Contributing: Susan DeMar Lafferty, Sun-Times Media Wire