Little Village woman found shot dead in Lawndale

She was shot in her head inside a car, authorities say.

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Chicago police investigate the scene where a 34-year-old woman was shot and killed in the 3600 block of West Polk in the Lawndale neighborhood, Jan. 4, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Chicago police investigate the scene where a 34-year-old woman was shot and killed in the 3600 block of West Polk Street Jan. 4, 2021.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A 33-year-old woman from Little Village was found shot to death inside a car Monday evening in the Lawndale neighborhood.

Vanisha Patrick was fatally shot about 8:25 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Polk Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

She was found unresponsive inside the car with a gunshot wound to her head, Chicago police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

Shortly after the shooting, police could be seen investigating near a parked vehicle with more than a dozen markers nearby.

A police spokeswoman Tuesday morning was unable to provide additional details about the shooting.

Area Four detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a 34-year-old woman was shot and killed in the 3600 block of West Polk in the Lawndale neighborhood, Jan. 4, 2020.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a 34-year-old woman was shot and killed in the 3600 block of West Polk in the Lawndale neighborhood, Jan. 4, 2020.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

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