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Pregnant Mother Is Shot, Killed In Parked Car In Englewood; Search On For Suspects

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A pregnant woman was shot and killed in a parked car in Englewood Wednesday evening, and police continued to search for a night later.

Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said, around 7 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of gunfire in the 7400 block of South Vincennes Avenue, and found a 29-year-old woman who had been shot while sitting in a parked car.

The woman, identified as Derricka Patrick, 29, was shot multiple times throughout her body and was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has been identified as Derricka Patrick, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Patrick was a hairdresser. She was pregnant when she was shot dead, and she leaves behind a daughter.

Detectives reviewed surveillance video, which showed a vehicle pull up alongside the victim's car, before two men got out, walked up to the victim, pulled out handguns, and started shooting.

Deenihan said investigators are reviewing other evidence from the scene, but "it's an extremely brand new case," and police are trying to determine if there is any more video evidence.

Late Thursday, violence interrupters wearing bright yellow jackets returned to the scene to make sure their presence was felt.

"We're feeling pain," said Carlos Tate of the Target Area Development Corporation. "She was a part of the community and an expectant mom. You know, that's two for the price of one, and it just hurts."

Police have yet to release any video footage from the case, but Deenihan said detectives need help from the community identifying the woman's killers.

Area One detectives were investigating.

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