2 women, both 19, shot and killed on Chicago’s Far South Side

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CHICAGO — Police are investigating a shooting that left two women dead on Chicago’s Far South Side.

Just after 8:30 p.m., Thursday police responded to the 8700 block of South Essex on the report of shots fired.

Police said two 19-year-old women were sitting in a parked car when shots were fired into the vehicle.

Both women were transported to University of Chicago Medicine. One woman sustained gunshots to the back and right hand, while the other woman sustained a gunshot to the head.

Both women were pronounced dead at the hospital. They were identified as Tajanay Samuels and Antwainisha Bratcher by the Cook County Medical Examiner.

Police said does not appear the victims were the intended targets.

No one is in custody as Area Two detectives continue to investigate.

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