Stray gunfire kills woman, strikes ambulance in Chicago Lawn: police

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A man was fatally shot early Tuesday at a gas station on the border of the South Side Chatham and Grand Crossing neighborhoods. | Sun-Times file

Stray gunfire killed a woman and hit the ambulance responding for her Friday in Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side, police said.

Candice Dickerson, 36, was shopping in a cellphone store when she was struck by gunfire from two males shooting outside, Chicago police said and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Kedzie Avenue, according to police.

An ambulance responding to the scene was struck by more gunfire, police said.

Dickerson was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she died, authorities said. An autopsy conducted Saturday ruled her death a homicide. No other injuries were reported.

Area Central detectives are investigating. No arrests have been made.

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