Woman, 21, dies after Logan Square shooting

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By Adam Sege, Tribune reporter

A 21-year-old woman died after someone opened fire on the car she was sitting in on a Logan Square avenue early this morning, police said.
Elsewhere in the city, shootings have left at least eight people hurt since late Saturday afternoon.

The fatal shooting happened about 12:25 a.m., after an apparent exchange of words near the intersection of West Fullerton Avenue and North Central Park Avenue, police said.

A group of people on the street apparently provoked a confrontation with an occupant or occupants of a car traveling eastbound on Fullerton, police said. Shortly after, someone in the group yelled gang slogans and opened fire, police said.

A bullet struck the head of Cindy Bahena, who was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle and who may not have been the shooter’s intended target, police said.

Bahena, who lived in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, was driven to Norwegian-American Hospital and pronounced dead at 12:47 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

As detectives and forensic investigators used flashlights to search for evidence hours later, the sight of a crime scene at a busy commercial intersection caught the attention of many residents walking by. Police found several shell casings in the street near the northeast corner of Central Park and Fullerton, just in front of a corner liquor store and across the intersection from a popular neighborhood supermarket.

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  • "Violent crime is going down." The city officials say. Rubbish

    The body count rises yet again. The city says violent crime is going down. How can one believe such empty words as every day more and more people the news reports are being shot and killed. We at least need the truth. This next year I beleive you will see a sharp rise on any one that can move out of the city proper, will move out.