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Man killed, woman wounded in shooting at party inside Woodlawn home

They were among a group of people gathered inside of a residence in the 6100 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, police said.

A man was killed, and a woman was wounded in a shooting in Woodlawn.
Chicago police investigate the scene of a shooting where a man was killed and a woman was hurt in the 6100 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, Sep. 1, 2019, in Woodlawn.
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A man was killed and a woman wounded in a shooting Sunday in Woodlawn on the South Side, police said.

They were at a party about 2:45 a.m. inside of a residence in the 6100 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when someone at the gathering opened fire, Chicago police said.

Yarmel Williams, 27, suffered numerous gunshot wounds to the body and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Gresham on the South Side.

An autopsy released Monday found he died from his wounds and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

A woman, 34, was hit in the foot and took herself to St. Bernard hospital where she is listed in good condition, police said.

Police said witnesses have been “uncooperative” with the investigation and a description of the shooters was not available.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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