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CHICAGO — A woman was killed and a man is in critical condition following a shooting on the Southwest Side Friday afternoon. Authorities said a child was also in the car at the time.

Just before 3 p.m., authorities were dispatched to the area of 79th and Fairfield on the report of a shooting. When police arrived, they discovered a 25-year-old woman shot to death with a wound to the head inside a white sedan.

Her boyfriend, 29, was also shot in the back, hand and he suffered a graze wound to the head. He was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition.

The woman’s young son was in the car, but was not injured.

“It’s a miracle that it didn’t hit the baby,” community activist Donovan Price said. “The child is going to be traumatized.”

Police believe they were traveling westbound on 79th Street when a possible burgundy Dodge Durango drove up on the side of them. Several shots were fired at the vehicle, striking both the man and the woman.

The vehicle crashed into a median after the shooting, police said.

No suspects are in custody. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at

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