A Georgia man allegedly traveled hundreds of miles all the way to Chicago in order to shoot and kill his ex-wife, before then shooting himself in Streeterville, Chicago on Monday, July 18.

On Monday, July 18, officers responded to a unit in the Grand Ohio condo complex on 211 E. Ohio Street, Chicago, to perform a wellness check requested by the family of 36-year-old Raheel Ahmad, who was reported missing from an Atlanta suburb, where he’d been living. However, as the police arrived at the door of the apartment unit, they heard a single gunshot ring out and “a verbal groan,” the Daily News reported.

When the officers entered the apartment, they found Sania Khan, Ahmad's ex-wife, a 29-year-old professional photographer, dead inside the flat. The woman was found near the door of the apartment with a fatal gunshot wound to the back of the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, Ahmad was found in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. He was found unresponsive with a firearm still in his hand. The officers immediately rushed him to Northwestern Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The officers reportedly recovered a suicide note from the crime scene.

Following the incident, the Cook County medical examiner ruled Khan’s death a homicide and listed Ahmed’s as a suicide. Police determined that Ahmad had been struggling with his divorce and that he had traveled to Khan’s home, where he shot and killed his estranged wife, and then turned the gun on himself, CBS Chicago reported.

According to the couple's friends, their divorce was finalized back in May.

Khan had reportedly opened up about her divorce on social media, specifically on TikTok, several weeks before the incident.

“Going through a divorce as a South Asian woman feels like you failed at life sometimes,” she captioned one video clip.

In another video, Khan wrote that it can be “painful to walk away from someone you once loved. But it’s even more painful to love someone who is careless with your heart.”

"Just speechless," said Justin Matarrese. "You don't accept it as being true. It still doesn't feel true. It feels really unfair."

Matarrese worked as an executive director of a high school mock trial program, Empire Mock Trial, in which Khan worked as the photographer.

"Loving, compassionate, energetic, full of life - she made the kids feel special," Matarrese remembered. "You can feel her personality her very presence in all of her work."

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