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Woman Killed, Man Wounded In Ashburn Shooting; Child Was In Car But Not Injured

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A woman was killed and a man was critically wounded in a shooting while they were driving Friday afternoon in the Ashburn neighborhood. A child was in the back seat of their car, but was not hurt.

Police said the victims were headed west on the 2800 block of West 79th Street shortly before 3 p.m., when someone in another vehicle – possibly a burgundy Dodge Durango – pulled up alongside them and started shooting.

The victims' vehicle crashed into a median after the shooting.

A 25-year-old woman was shot in the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the back, hand, and head, and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.

A child, whose age was not immediately available, was in the victims' car, but was not shot. The child was taken to Christ Medical Center as a precaution.

No one was in custody Friday afternoon.

Area One detectives were investigating.

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