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Woman shot to death while sleeping in Washington Park home

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A woman was shot to death while she was sleeping in her home early Tuesday morning in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.

At 5:26 a.m., someone fired shots into the residence, in the 5200 block of South King Drive, where 40-year-old Rhonda Hughes was sleeping, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Hughes suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died an hour later, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The shooter was targeting the home, police said. But it was not clear if the woman was the intended target.

No one was in custody Tuesday morning as Area Central detectives conduct a homicide investigation.