Woman dies days after being shot fleeing attempted robbery in Englewood

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Police investigate a shooting about 2 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in the 6800 block of South Perry Ave. in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A woman was shot in the head while fleeing what was believed to be an attempted robbery early Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Jasmyne Shoals, 31, was driving with two passengers when they stopped to talk to a male they didn’t know. Worried that they were about to be robbed, the woman drove away. The male fired shots at her vehicle as she drove off, striking her in the head about 2 a.m. in the 7300 block of South Union, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Shoals was taken to the University of Chicago where she died Thursday night, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy on Saturday found Shoals died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled a homicide.

No other injuries were reported.

Area South detectives were investigating.