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71-year-old grandmother killed by gunfire entering her Morgan Park home

Emma Wright was in a home when two people fired shots into the residence from outside, police said.

A woman was killed and a man was seriously wounded in a shooting November 16, 2021 in Avalon Park.
A woman was shot dead Dec. 20, 2020, in Morgan Park.
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A 71-year-old grandmother was killed Sunday evening after two gunmen opened fire on her Morgan Park home on South Side.

Emma Wright was in the home about 7:40 p.m. in the 10800 block of South Morgan Street when two males outside fired shots at the home, authorities said.

Wright was struck multiple times and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the killing was “devastating to the family and community.”

“We should not, and cannot, remain silent about the ongoing violence in the city of Chicago,” Holmes said in a statement. “Emma Wright was a grandmother sitting in the comfort of her own home when she became the latest victim of unexplainable shootings in Chicago.”

No arrest has been reported.

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