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Baby wounded, mother killed in West Pullman shooting

Chicago Police investigate the scene where three people were shot including a 1-year-old boy, Monday morning in the 11700 block of South Laflin, in the West Pullman neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A mother was killed, and her husband and their 1-year-old son was wounded early Monday in a shooting in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

About 12:41 a.m., the family was in a parked vehicle in the 11700 block of South Laflin Street when someone in a dark colored sedan fired shots, Chicago police said.

Amanda Boozer-Brown, 34, was shot the abdomen and was taken to Christ Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. She lived in the same block where she was shot.

Her baby was hit in the knee and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The 34-year-old father was struck multiple times and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Area South detectives are investigating.

Chicago Police investigate the scene where three people were shot including a 1-year-old boy, Monday morning in the 11700 block of South Laflin, in the West Pullman neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Chicago Police investigate the scene where three people were shot including a 1-year-old boy, Monday morning in the 11700 block of South Laflin, in the West Pullman neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times