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Authorities identify woman killed in Uptown shooting

Authorities have identified a Kankakee County woman who was shot and killed in the Uptown neighborhood last week on the North Side.

Jennifer Ponton, 24, was a passenger in a vehicle about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday in the 4500 block of North Broadway when gunfire erupted and she was struck in the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The driver took her to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 3:16 a.m., authorities said. Ponton lived in the 1200 block of Madison Court in Bradley.