One Woman Fatally Shot, Another Wounded, In Austin Robbery

April 22, 2018 - 10:36 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- One woman was killed, and another injured, in a shooting Saturday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood in what officers believed was an attempted robbery.

About 2:50 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was putting a toddler into her vehicle in the 200 block of South Lotus Avenue when someone walked up, tried to rob her and fired shots, Chicago Police said.

A 30-year-old woman inside the vehicle was shot in the torso and pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. She was identified as Tierra Gonzalez, of the Northwest Side.

The 34-year-old was shot in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, police said. The toddler wasn’t injured and was released to relatives. The shooter fled in a separate vehicle.

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