Authorities ID woman killed in West Pullman shooting where 5 others were wounded — including off-duty firefighter, teenSun-Times Wireon September 13, 2021 at 4:06 am

A woman was killed and five others were shot, including an off duty firefighter and a 15-year-old girl, Saturday night in West Pullman.

The group was outside walking toward their vehicles about 9:40 p.m in the 300 block of East Kensington Avenue when someone inside another vehicle fired several times in their direction, Chicago police said.

A 42-year-old woman, shot in the arm and armpit, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said. She was identified as Schenia Smith by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The teen girl was struck in the arm and transported in fair condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

An off-duty firefighter was shot in the face and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The 32-year-old man remained in critical condition as of Sunday night, according to Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Curtis Hudson.

Another man, 38, was struck in the stomach and was taken to the same hospital in fair condition.

A third man, 22, suffered gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. He was taken to Roseland Hospital in fair condition, according to police.

A fourth man, 31, was grazed in the head and taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where he was listed in fair condition, police said.

No one was in custody as of early Sunday. Area Two detectives continue to investigate.

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