Aspiring model Kaylyn Pryor shot, killed in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- A 20-year-old woman who recently won a Mario Tricoci model competition was shot and killed Monday night.

Kaylyn Pryor of Evanston was shot along with a 15-year-old boy in the 7300 block of South May Street in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

Pryor was shot in the right armpit andwas later pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Trainor said. The boy, who is a documented gang member, was shot in the right buttock and was in critical condition at Advocate Christ.

Kaylyn Pryor of Evanston, winner of the 2015 Mario Make Me a Model Competition, with Mario Tricoci, founder of the event and of Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas. (Mario Tricoci Hair Salons)Kaylyn Pryor of Evanston, winner of the 2015 Mario Make Me a Model Competition, with Mario Tricoci, founder of the event and of Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas. (Mario Tricoci Hair Salons

Back in September, Pryor won the "Mario, Make Me a Model" competition. The months-long event culminated with a fashion show and celebration on Sept. 25. She was one of 7 women selected from 500 applicants to compete.

The Sun-Times' Splash section profiled Pryor for its "Who to Watch" feature, saying that she was talks with modeling agencies to sign on full time.

A 9-year-old boy was also shot and killed in an unrelated incident Monday night.