Mother killed, husband and 1-year-old son wounded in West Pullman shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman was killed and her husband and 1-year-old son were wounded in a shooting in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood Monday morning.

Police said the baby was with his 33-year-old father and 34-year-old mother inside a parked vehicle in the 11700-block of South Laflin Street at about 12:41 a.m. when someone inside a dark-colored sedan fired shots into the vehicle.

The 1-year-old boy was wounded in the knee and transported to Comer Children's Hospital in stable condition.

The 33-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Christ Medical Center where she later died. She has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Amanda Boozer-Brown.

The 34-year-old man was wounded multiple times transported to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Relatives of the victims said they were just arriving home when the shooting occurred.

"No one cares about life," said neighbor Michelle Palm. "It's like life is nothing to no one anymore. It's just sad."

"When I was in the bathroom, I just heard gun shots. Like 15 shots. Pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," said witness Temeka Johnson.

One woman who did not want to be identified heard the shots and then looked outside her front window.

"I did see a gentleman walking, it looks as though maybe he was stumbling, but he was kind of pacing back and forth from his car to what looks as though the house back to his car," the witness said.

The neighbor said she called 911 to report the shooting after she heard a woman yell.

"I could just hear a woman screaming, but it didn't last very long," she said.

Area South detectives are looking into whether the shooting was captured on surveillance video. So far, no one is in custody.
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