Woman killed, 19-year-old son wounded in Schiller Park shooting

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A 47-year-old Pennsylvania woman was killed in a shooting that also left her 19-year-old son wounded Wednesday morning in northwest suburban Schiller Park.

About 11:50 a.m., officers went to the 9500 block of Lawrence Avenue for a report of shots fired and found a vehicle crashed into a tree, Schiller Park police said in a statement.

The woman, Quetcy Benitez, and her son were both found in the vehicle with gunshot wounds, police said. Benitez was pronounced dead at the scene and her son was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and later released.

Police have not released information about the circumstances of the shooting.

An autopsy Thursday showed Benitez died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled her death a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Schiller Park police and the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force were investigating. Anyone with information was asked to call Schiller Park police at (847) 678-4794.

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