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Woman accidentally killed by boyfriend when gun discharges at McKinley Park party

She was at a party in the 3700 block of South Wood Street when she was shot in the face after her boyfriend’s gun accidentally went off, Chicago police said.

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A woman was accidentally killed when her boyfriend’s firearm went off at a party on the Southwest Side.
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A woman was accidentally killed Saturday morning when her boyfriend accidentally fired his gun in a backyard party in McKinley Park on the Southwest Side.

The 25-year-old woman was at the party in the 3700 block of South Wood Street about 12:30 a.m. when she was shot in the face when her boyfriend’s gun accidentally went off, Chicago police said.

She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. She was identified as Miriam Alejandra Jimenez Manzano by the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Her boyfriend was taken into custody by police.