Girl Killed by Shots Meant For Boyfriend

Police say the boyfriend is a gang member -- he was uninjured

An 18-year-old girl walking not far from her home in a Far South Side neighborhood with her boyfriend was shot and killed early Wednesday.

The boyfriend was the intended target, police said.

Christina Campos, 18, of South Commercial Avenue, was pronounced dead at 1:58 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Campos was walking with her boyfriend and another man when a vehicle drove up and "somebody fired a bunch of shots at him and missed and hit her,'' according to police.

Police, already in the area patrolling, responded in about “30 seconds,” as they were and found the woman lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, including to the back, a police authority said.

The attack was gang motivated and police say the boyfriend is an alleged gang member, according to the authority.

The two men were not hurt in the shooting and a description of the vehicle carrying the shooter was not available immediately.

Campos was a student at Olive Harvey College, according to her 14-year-old brother.  She graduated high school from a private school in Hammond, he said.

A neighbor, Nicole Matkovich Bowden, said Campos "was a nice girl, but she did hang with gangs."

Elsewhere, a 15-year-old girl survived a shooting Tuesday in the West Pullman community.

The girl was sitting in a car on South Lowe Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. when she was shot in the ankle, according to police News Affairs Officer John Henry, who was citing preliminary information.

Nobody is in custody early Wednesday for the Lowe incident, Henry said.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating both shootings.

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