Woman, 46, killed in Washington Park shooting

Shaunte Stewart was driving an Infinity SUV in the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue when someone opened fire from the sidewalk, authorities said,

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A woman was shot in Washington Park.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a woman was fatally shot, Aug. 18, 2019, in the 5100 block of South Prairie, in the Washington Park neighborhood.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A woman was killed in a shooting Sunday in Washington Park on the South Side.

Shaunte Stewart, 46, was driving an Infiniti SUV south about 4:20 a.m. in the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue with a male in the passenger seat when someone opened fire from the sidewalk, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.She was struck in the neck and arm.

Stewart, who lived in Gresham, kept driving and struck a light pole about a block away, authorities said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy released Monday found Stewart died of multiple gunshot wounds, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled a homicide.

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

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