Robber Hijacks Car, Shoots 21-Year-Old Woman To Death On NW Side

Bernie Tafoya
November 01, 2018 - 7:08 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Halloween trick-or-treating ended tragically Wednesday on the Northwest Side as a woman was shot to death.

Chicago police said two women were taking a couple of children trick-or-treating late Wednesday night in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood when the incident happened. 

Maria D. Coronel, 21, was a passenger in a parked vehicle when a male got into the backseat and demanded that the female in driver’s seat start driving at 9:22 p.m. in the 2200 block of North Long Avenue, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. 

After the driver went a couple of blocks, the male shot Coronel twice in her head before getting out of the car and running off with an unknown amount of money he stole from them, authorities said. She was pronounced dead on scene.

Two children in the vehicle witnessed the shooting, according to a police source.

Coronel lived in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, the medical examiner’ office said.

Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

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