Woman, 18, shot and killed in Back of the Yards

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CHICAGO — An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed in the Back of the Yards neighborhood while walking home from work Sunday night.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 900 block of West 52nd Street when an unknown man emerged from an alley and approached the woman who was walking in the street.

Police said the two began arguing and the man pulled out a gun and shot her multiple times in the head and torso.

The teen was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. She has been identified as Treja A.Kelly.

Police have not released a description of the gunman.

No one is in custody.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports at least 34 people were shot — six fatally — between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.


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