Police: Woman killed, boy wounded in Avalon Park shooting

CHICAGO -- A woman was killed and a boy was wounded Thursday afternoon in an Avalon Park neighborhood shooting on the South Side, according to Chicago Police.

An 18-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were walking about 2:30 p.m. when two people walked up to them in the 8100 block of South Kimbark and fired shots, police said.

The woman was shot in the chest and died at Stroger Hospital, police said. The boy was shot in the back and the leg, and was taken to Stroger in critical condition.

Police shut down the intersection where the shooting took place for the investigation. A neighbor said she heard about eight to ten gunshots, but did not see anything.

Chicago police said both victims are documented gang members. The investigation is ongoing.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.

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