Woman charged with shooting ex-boyfriend in South Chicago

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Kawanda Fortner | Chicago Police

A woman has been ordered held without bond after she shot her ex-boyfriend during a domestic-related incident early Wednesday in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

Kawanda Fortner, 37, of the 2900 block of West 60th Street, faces one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery with the discharge of a firearm, both felonies, according to Chicago Police.

Fortner was identified as the woman who shot a 32-year-old man about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 7900 block of South Constance Avenue, police said.

The man was shot in the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

He told investigators he was at his friend’s home when he noticed Fortner, his ex-girlfriend, come to the door, according to a police report.

He cracked the door open and then shut it, but when Fortner saw him she fired several shots through the door, the police report said. She then got in her car, which sped away.

She was later apprehended at her home, where police recovered a gun, the police report said.

On Thursday, Fortner was ordered held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. She is next scheduled to appear in court April 22.

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