Woman shot dead in Austin

The 40-year-old was sitting in a vehicle with two other women in the 5300 block of West Ohio Street when a male approached and fired multiple shots, police said.

A woman died June 20, 2021, after being wounded in a shooting days earlier.

A woman was fatally shot Aug. 20, 2020, in the 5300 block of West Ohio Street.

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A woman was killed in a shooting Thursday in Austin on the West Side.

She was sitting in a vehicle with two other women about 10 p.m. in the 5300 block of West Ohio Street when a male approached and fired multiple shots, Chicago police said.

The 40-year-old was struck in the head, chest, back and abdomen, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

She was identififed as Lashonda Burton, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy confirmed she died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled her death a homicide.

Area Four detectives are investigating.

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