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Woman Dies After Being Found Shot In Head On Sidewalk

by on May 30, 2013

CBS Chicago

Updated 05/30/13 – 11:05 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 56-year-old Chicago woman – identified by a longtime friend as an unemployed single mother of five – was found gunned down on a sidewalk in the South Shore neighborhood overnight.

CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports police officers found the woman shot in the head near 79th Street and East End Avenue, after officers on patrol heard gunshots in the area.

Residents in the area said they believe the woman was caught in gang crossfire, but police could not confirm the circumstances of the shooting.

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The woman was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, and she was later pronounced dead.

Lonzie O’Bannon, one of the victim’s closest friends and neighbors, identified her as Linda Mae Williams.

Williams’ daughter was too distraught to talk to reporters Thursday morning.

O’Bannon said Williams…

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