Woman, 47, fatally shot on West Side


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CHICAGO — A 47-year-old woman was shot to death in Austin early Saturday, police said.

Officers responded to gunfire detected by ShotSpotter technology at 12:25 a.m. Saturday in the 5300 block of West Iowa Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. They discovered a woman on the sidewalk next to an alley entrance.

The woman had multiple gunshot wounds in her head, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on Saturday identified the victim as Elisa Corona Vargas, 47. The case was ruled a homicide.

No one was in custody.

Detectives are investigating.

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