24-year-old woman shot, killed while sitting in a parked vehicle in South Chicago

Three people were shot, one fatally early Sunday morning in South Chicago, police said.

About 3:55 a.m., a 24-year-old woman and two men, both 36 years old, were outside in the 8300 block of South Paxton Avenue when someone fire shots, Chicago police said.

The woman, later identified as Mariah Thomas, of Harvey, was sitting in a parked vehicle at the time of the shooting and was struck on the body, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, police said.


Autopsy results showed Thomas died of multiple gunshot wounds, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled a homicide.

One man was grazed on the neck and shot on the leg, police said. The other man was also shot in the leg and both were transported to the same hospital in fair condition.

No one is in custody as Area Two detectives investigate.