Woman shot and killed while attending party honoring victim of gun violence

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CHICAGO – A woman was killed and a man was hurt in a shooting inside a party in the West Pullman neighborhood early Sunday morning.

The Chicago Tribune reports the party was in memory of 28-year-old Kenneth Williams, who was shot and killed while leaving the Cook County criminal courthouse in August.

Police said someone fired shots  around 1 a.m. Sunday inside the party on the 100 block of East 117th Place. A 29-year-old woman was shot in the head and taken to Christ Hospital, where she died. A 25-year-old man was shot in the right leg and is in stable condition in Christ Hospital.

A person who answered the door where the party took place says he doesn’t know why shots were fired.

“I just heard a lot of arguing for few minutes later- a big argument, fighting – and that’s when I heard the shots,” said neighbor Eric Ramirez, who lives next door to where police say the party took place.

And the conflict didn’t stop after the shooting: a fight broke out in the street nearby after the shooting, but police broke it up before it got out of control.

Police don’ t have a description of the suspect they are looking for, and they do not have anyone in custody.

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