Woman killed in Woodlawn gas station shooting near Marquette, Stony Island

A 24-year-old woman was shot inside of a vehicle at a gas station near Marquette and Stony Island in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
November 15, 2013 6:00:31 AM PST
A 24-year-old woman was shot inside of a vehicle. Sources say the woman was shot several times in the chest, the shooting appears to be gang-related, and the victim was a gang member.

The bullets went flying.

"It was just going boom, boom, boom," said Carolyn Johnson.

On Thursday night, the aftermath shows the driver's window is blasted, and shell casings litter the ground. Police say a 24-year-old woman was shot inside the vehicle. They say she was unresponsive when they were called to the scene.

"I just feel sorry for whatever the victim is," said Johnson.

It happened at a gas station at Marquette and Stony Island. It's another shooting in Chicago, but consider this.

"Kids got to grow up. We shouldn't have to see this out here, see people shooting. It could have been a kid my age right here," said Keith Slaughter.

That sense of "it happened again" is prevalent, and some wonder aloud whether anyone cares.

"I feel like the city don't care, period. I'm not going to lie to you. They are worried about locking up for other reasons. It is what it is," said Seven Vasquez.

A spokesman with the Chicago Fire Department says the woman was transported to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Sources are also saying that a man was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, and he is being held on an outstanding warrant.

Police, at this point, do not have any information about the suspects who may be involved.


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