Woman killed, man wounded in shooting in Chicago Lawn on Southwest Side

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A woman was killed and a man wounded in a shooting Saturday in Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side.

They were sitting in a vehicle about 12:48 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Western Avenue when someone fired shots, Chicago police said.

Destiny Latice Nicholas, 23, was shot shot multiple times, including in her head, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she died, authorities said. Nicholas lived in the Englewood neighborhood.

The man, 26, was shot in the leg, back and buttocks, police said. He was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Area South detectives are investigating.

The woman is the 18th female to be killed in Chicago in 2019.