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Police: Woman Shot to Death While Sleeping in Washington Park

The shooter fired directly into the home, and it was not known whether the woman was the intended target, police said

A woman was shot to death while she was sleeping early Tuesday in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. 

Someone fired shots into a home at 5:26 a.m. in the 5200 block of South King Drive, where 40-year-old Rhonda Hughes was sleeping, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. 

Hughes suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died an hour later at 6:26 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The shooter was targeting the home and the woman was not struck by a stray bullet, police said. But it was not clear if she was the intended target.

No one was in custody Tuesday morning as Area Central detectives conduct a homicide investigation.

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