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Woman shot and killed while sitting in parked car in West Pullman

The woman, 20, was shot in the 12200 block of South Wallace Street, police said.

A man was fatally shot August 16, 2021 in Chatham.
A woman was shot and killed in West Pullman Jan. 4, 2022.
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A woman was shot and killed Tuesday evening in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

The woman, 20, was sitting in a parked car in the 12200 block of South Wallace Street when someone opened fire about 6:15 p.m., striking her in the head, Chicago police said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The woman was identified as Laniyah Murphy.

No one was in custody.

Thirty-five people were killed in West Pullman in 2021 — 15 more than what the community had the year prior, and 29 more than what the area recorded in 2019, according to Sun-Times data.