5-year-old boy, woman killed in Back of the Yards shooting


A 31-year-old woman and a 5-year-old boy were found shot to death in a building on the South Side early Friday, authorities said. The two were found shot to death about 2:40 a.m. in the 5300 block of South Winchester Avenue, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the deaths, but could not immediately provide additional details.

It was not immediately known if the woman and boy had any connection.

Area Central detectives were investigating.

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