Woman, 18, shot and killed

April 22, 2009 9:57:00 AM PDT
Police are hunting for a gunman after a fatal early Wednesday morning shooting. They do not believe the victim, an 18-year-old woman, was the intended target. She was shot at 108th and Hoxie on the Far South Side.

Police at Area 2 headquarters are investigating this murder with detectives reportedly on the street knocking on doors, trying to figure out what happened.

The victim, Christina Campos, was shot in the back. Campos was shot at about 1:15 a.m. when she was with friends during an apparent drive-by shooting.

Campos was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Family members say 18 year old Christina campos was trying to improve her life.

"I heard she was going back to school. She was just starting, I guess, getting her life back. She was going back to school," said second-cousin Roxanne Flores.

Flores says she had to come back to the crime scene Wednesday morning to pay her respects to her cousin's daughter. Police say Campos was the wrong target of what appears to be a gang-related drive by shooting

"I just knew she was a sweetheart. She loved everybody. She loved her family, especially her father who was not in town. But bottom line, she was a good kid," Flores said.

The shooter or shooters in a blue minivan fired at Campos and two men who she was walking with. The bullets intended for at least one of the men hit Campos.

Although Campos' family says she associated with gang members but that she was not in a gang. They say she was working on her GED and wanted to be an interior designer.

"She was just a girl trying to find her way in this world, you know, going to school. My brother was going to take her to Arizona in a few weeks before her birthday. That's not happening," said uncle Mario Martinez.

Campos was just one month away from turning 19.


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