Police believe woman shot, killed in Gresham was not intended target

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A woman was shot and killed at 8:39 p.m. in the 800 block of West 76th | Nader Issa

A 20-year-old woman was shot in the back of the head and killed Saturday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

Bobbieana Slyons was walking with her mother and daughter near her home in the 800 block of West 76th Street when a red sedan drove by and gunman inside the car opened fire, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Slyons was shot in the head at 8:39 p.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, authorities said. 

An autopsy Sunday ruled her death a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

She has no criminal history and detectives do not believe she was the intended target. It’s possible the shots were meant for another resident at the home who is known to police.

Police are seeking to question a person of interest in the shooting, Guglielmi said.


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