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Woman killed, boy wounded in Avalon Park shooting

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
Sun-Times file photo

A woman was killed and a boy was wounded Thursday afternoon in an Avalon Park neighborhood shooting on the South Side.

Chastity Johnson, 18, 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, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Johnson was shot in the chest and died at Stroger Hospital at 3:28 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Friday found she died of multiple gunshot wounds, and her death was ruled a homicide.

The boy was shot in the back and the leg, and was taken to Stroger in critical condition, police said.