Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

An Illinois woman was killed and a man was critically wounded in a shooting Thursday afternoon in Chicago.

Around 4:30 p.m., the woman was seated inside a parked car and the man was standing next to it in the 1600 block of West 79th Street when a red SUV drove by and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said.

24-year-old Shanita Fennell was shot in head and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The man, 30, was shot in the face and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was also listed in critical condition, according to police.

No one was in custody. Detectives are investigating.

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By Buffy Gunner

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