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A woman was shot to death in front of two children during a carjacking Wednesday night near Hanson Park in the 2200 block of North Long. | Carlos Ballesteros/Sun-Times

Carjacker shoots 21-year-old woman to death in front of children on NW Side

SHARE Carjacker shoots 21-year-old woman to death in front of children on NW Side
SHARE Carjacker shoots 21-year-old woman to death in front of children on NW Side

A carjacker fatally shot a 21-year-old woman in front of two children Wednesday night in the Hanson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Maria D. Coronel 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 at the scene in the 2300 block of North Lawler Avenue.

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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