In this May 22, 2019 photo, a makeshift cross marking the spot where Zachary Stoner was killed on May 30, 2018, in a drive-by shooting in downtown Chicago. One year later, the slaying of the pioneer in a genre of gangland journalism remains unsolved despite multiple potential witnesses before and during the shooting on a street lined with surveillance cameras. That police have made no arrests in Stoner's slaying highlights a troubling statistic about homicides in Chicago: around 80 percent go unsolved within the year they occur. (AP Photo/Michael Tarm)

Police struggle to solve gangland reporter's killing, others

May 29, 2019 - 7:10 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — The killing of a pioneering gangland journalist remains unsolved one year later despite multiple potential witnesses to the drive-by shooting and what led up to it on a Chicago street lined with surveillance cameras.

Police have made no arrests in Zachary Stoner's May 30, 2018, slaying. His case highlights a troubling statistic about Chicago homicides: About 80% of them go unsolved within the year they occur.

Police and medical examiner documents obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request provide previously unreported details and indicate detectives seem to have significant evidence.

That evidence includes shell casings, cellphone videos and a car that police say "was involved."

One document says a car pulled up next to Stoner's SUV after he left a rap concert and at least one gunman opened fire. It says there were four attackers in all.

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