Family members said the couple was returning home from a birthday party for Jones’ grandfather when the shooting occurred.
About 8:15 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 7600 block of South Champlain, and found Bingham, 20, at the wheel of a parked car, and Jones on a sidewalk nearby, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Jones, known to friends as Teeah, has not been officially identified by the medical examiner’s office, but family members said she was 20 and expecting her first child, who was also killed. The baby, a girl, was to be named Mileah.
Bingham, of the Morgan Park neighborhood, was shot in the neck; while Jones, who was about 8 months pregnant, suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and side, police and family said.
Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, authorities said.
A police source said the shooting was considered gang-related, and Bingham may have been the intended target. But family members said he was not a gang member.