Woman, 37, shot to death in Matteson

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A 37-year-old woman was shot to death Thursday in south suburban Matteson.

About 11:25 p.m., officers responded to a call of a black van standing in the media in the 21600 block of Cicero Avenue, according to Matteson police. Joanie Balogun was slumped over in the driver’s seat with two gunshot wounds.

Balogun, of Matteson, was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m. Friday at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy found she died of her wounds and her death was ruled a homicide.

There were five bullet holes on the front and side of the van, police said. Officers found five shell casings on the road about 100 yards south of the van.

Detectives are looking for information about a dark-gray four-door vehicle with heavy tint, possibly a Chevy Malibu, that may have been involved, police said.

The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force and Matteson detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call detectives at (708) 748-5931.

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