Gunman kills woman sitting in car in possible drug deal gone bad on South Side

She was shot in the head and torso as she tried to drive away.

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Police investigate a scene where a 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Jan. 15, 2020, in Gresham.

Police investigate a scene where a 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Jan. 15, 2020, in Gresham.

Jermaine Nolen/Sun-Times

A 20-year-old woman shot dead in Gresham early Wednesday was trying to drive away from a possible drug deal gone bad, police say.

Sasha W. Moore was in the driver’s seat of a Chevrolet Malibu about 12:35 a.m. when her male passenger began arguing with someone standing outside of the car, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The male outside fired a gun once, and the woman tried to drive away from the 1400 block of West 83rd Street, police said. The gunman continued firing, striking her in her head and side of her torso.

Moore was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and pronounced dead, authorities said.

Shortly after, officers canvased the area around the car, which was riddled with bullet holes and had a shattered rear window.

Police said the shooting was “possibly narcotics-related.”

A concerned neighbor, awakened by the crime scene outside of her corner apartment building, poked her head out of a third-floor window to ask police, “Did someone die?”

The question went unanswered.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled her death a homicide.

No one is in custody.

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