2nd person dies in Gresham shooting

A gunman fired shots from a silver-colored vehicle Wednesday morning on 75th Street, police say.

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A transgender woman and a man were killed in a shooting Wednesday morning in Gresham on the South Side, police said.

A gunman fired shots from a silver-colored vehicle about 5 a.m. in the 800 block of West 75th Street, Chicago police said.

Davarea Alexander, 28, was shot in her head, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said Alexander died at the scene.

Brandon Gowdy, 31, was shot in his arm and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Alexander identified as a transgender woman, according to the Brave Space Alliance.

She’s the second transgender person killed in Chicago in a month.

On Christmas Day, Courtney Eshay Key was fatally shot in the 900 block of East 82nd Street.

Area Two detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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