Driver, passenger killed in Near West Side shooting

A man, 36, and a woman, 29, were fatally shot as they drove in the 1900 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

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Two people were fatally wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon while driving on the Near West Side.

Verdail Odom, 36, was driving in a car with Penny Lane Gonzalez, 29, when both were struck by gunfire just before 2 p.m. in the 1900 block of West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago police said.

The vehicle then crashed into a tree in that same block.

Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where later died, police said.

No arrests have been reported.

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