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Woman, 19, killed in Washington Park shooting

Shanayah Brown was shot in the back and pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

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A 19-year-old woman was fatally shot Tuesday in Washington Park on the South Side, police said.

She was on the street about 4:40 p.m. in the 300 block of East 56th Street when someone approached her and shot her in the back, Chicago police said. The woman was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the woman as Shanayah Brown of Washington Park. An autopsy ruled her death a homicide.

No one is in custody as Area One detectives investigate.

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