Woman killed in Brighton Park shooting

Fhee Hernandez-Castillo was sitting in a vehicle with her boyfriend when the gunman approached them while yelling gang slogans in the 4700 block of South Rockwell Street, according to Chicago police.

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A fireworks explodes in the air as Chicago police work the scene were a 20-year-old woman was shot in 4700 block of South California Ave, in the Brighton Park neighborhood, Friday, June 11, 2021. The shooting initially took place near the 4700 block of South Rockwell.

Fireworks explode as Chicago police work the scene where a 20-year-old woman was shot in 4700 block of South California Ave, in Brighton Park neighborhood, Friday, June 11, 2021.

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A woman was killed in a shooting Friday night in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side.

Fhee Hernandez-Castillo was sitting in a vehicle with her boyfriend about 8:50 p.m. when a gunman approached them while yelling gang slogans in the 4700 block of South Rockwell Street, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Hernandez-Castillo, 20, was sitting in the passenger seat when she was struck in the neck and hand, police said.

Chicago police work the scene were a 20-year-old woman was shot in 4700 block of South Rockwell Ave, in the Brighton Park neighborhood, Friday, June 11, 2021.

Chicago police work the scene were a 20-year-old woman was shot in 4700 block of South Rockwell Ave, in the Brighton Park neighborhood, Friday, June 11, 2021.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

After the shooting, her boyfriend drove off and pulled over at a Shell gas station, 4658 S California Ave., where Chicago Fire Department paramedics arrived.

Hernandez-Castilo was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital and later pronounced dead, police said. An autopsy conducted Sunday ruled her death a homicide.

No one is in custody as Area One detectives investigate.

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