Chicago shooting: 2 gunmen shoot and kill woman sitting in parked car in Englewood

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Pregnant woman killed in Englewood shooting ID'd
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The pregnant woman was shot to death while sitting in a parked car in Englewood Wednesday night has been identified as Derricka Patrick.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman was shot to death while sitting in a parked car in Englewood on the South Side Wednesday night, Chicago police said.

Two gunmen got out of their car, approached Derricka Patrick and opened fire around 7 p.m. in the 7400-block of South Vincennes Avenue, Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan told reporters Thursday.

"I'll never be OK. They took my sister," Dorothy Patrick said.

Patrick, 29, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Patrick's sister said the family is inseparable. Derricka was the youngest of five girls and had one younger brother. The five living siblings are slowly realizing that somehow they're going to have to live without her.

"I just want my sister back," Patrick said through tears.

Devonta Anderson, Derricka's cousin, said she was supposed to be on her way to his birthday celebration when she was killed.

"She was on the way to me and she never made it," he said. "My heart is shattered in a million pieces."

Her siblings said Derricka couldn't wait to be a mom to two children. She is survived by a 9-year-old daughter.

"She was happy," Dorothy Patrick said. "She was happy because her daughter is nine, so she wanted a boy. She said her baby was her baby J."

The family will be taking care of Patrick's surviving daughter.

There's video of the shooting but detectives still need help identifying the gunmen, Deenihan said.

Chicago police offer $15,000 rewards for information leading to an arrest for murders. The tip line is 833-408-0069.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report