Authorities ID woman shot dead at Brickyard Mall parking lot; suspect arrested

She was shot several times by someone who approached her in the parking lot Wednesday morning, police said.

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A woman was shot dead April 27, 2022, in Belmont Cragin.

A woman was shot dead April 27, 2022, in Belmont Cragin.

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Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman in the parking lot of a Target store at the Brickyard mall Wednesday morning.

Charges have not been announced.

Jennifer Hamilton, 47, was shot several times by someone who approached her in the 6500 block of West Diversey Avenue around 9:30 a.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

She was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and pronounced dead.

No other information was released.

Shortly after the shooting, officers taped off a crime scene in the middle of the Target parking lot.

The shooting happened in the 25th police district, which has seen 29 shootings and eight murders so far this year through Sunday, according to police statistics.

In May 2020, police dragged a woman from her car and pinned to the ground at the Brickyard mall. The woman, Mia Wright, sued the city and settled for $1.67 million earlier this year.

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