Stray Bullets Hit, Kill Woman on West Side

Two women hit by bullets on West Side

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    Two women hit by bullets on the West Side. NBC 5's Lauren Jiggetts reports. (Published Thursday, Jul 3, 2014)

    Two women were shot - one fatally - in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side Thursday afternoon.

    It happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street, police said.

    Police believe a botched drug deal may have been the cause of the shooting. Four masked men were seen firing guns, and stray bullets struck the women sitting on a porch nearby.

    One woman, 21, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The second person, also 21, was shot in the arm, police said.

    Neighbors say it's a scene that becoming disturbingly familiar.

    "It's something that we see every day man, in Chicago ... It's a tragedy, I feel sorry for the family, praying for them," neighbor Kendrick Hoskins said.

    "You get used to people down, you get used to seeing people shot, you get used to dead bodies, I mean but it's got to stop sometime," neighbor Jermaine Rhodes said.