Chicago Mother Gunned Down While Standing Next To 11-Year-Old Daughter

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  • Tonya Gunn, 44, was shot and killed in Chicago’s Morgan Park on Monday while attending a family gathering, reports ABC7-Chicago.

    At approximately midnight, Gunn was leaning on a dark, blue van when shots rang out from across the street.

    “Everybody was sitting out here and I was sitting over there. And I was getting ready to go in the house. And they started shooting and I heard them screaming. They saying, ‘Somebody call the police!’ But I didn’t know who it was. And then the ambulance came and they took her. They shot her in front of her daughter,” Krystal Scott, Gunn’s cousin, said.

    Gunn’s 11-year-old daughter was standing right beside her mother at the time of the shooting and is now in the care of her father.

    Over 82 people were shot in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend, 15 of them fatally.

    Read more from ABC7-Chicago:

    A 24-year-old man was shot and killed around 2:20 a.m. Monday in the 8400-block of South Buffalo Street. Police said the victim was a documented gang member.

    In a separate shooting in South Chicago, a gunman opened fire on three people walking near East 80th Street and South Muskegon Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

    A 25-year-old man is listed in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A 19-year-old woman is listed in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. A 47-year-old man was shot in the ankle and is listed in good condition at Jackson Park Hospital.

    While responding to the area, police officers were reportedly fired upon three times. Investigators do not have anyone in custody.

    On Sunday night, a man was fatally shot in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

    Just after 9 p.m., 23-year-old Shiquille Salter was shot several times in the chest while standing on the corner in the 300 block of West 116th Street, police said.

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