Chicago Woman Shot to Death After Anti-Violence Fundraiser

Chicago Woman Shot to Death After Anti-Violence Fundraiser

A Chicago woman was fatally shot inside the city on Friday night after she was coming home from attending an anti-violence fundraiser. Leonore Draper was just returning to her house from a fundraiser that was being held for the teen anti-violence assembly, Project Orange Tree, when she ended up being shot just outside of her home in the 1300 block of West 116th Street, stated Chicago police.

Officers stated that they noticed that gunshots were fired in the region about 10:30 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they discovered Ms. Draper, age 32, still inside her car and having gunshot wounds to her chest and arm.

Ms. Draper had been one of the main organizers who worked to bring together the anti-violence event. Sadly only an hour later she would be found mortally wounded inside her car just outside her own house.  She ended up being shot two times it was reported to the public. Police investigators are still not sure if she was a target or an innocent bystander.

A neighbor of the woman stated that she did not know Draper had even been struck until she noticed the other woman’s car window was shattered. She said she saw her and kept waiting for Draper to get out of the car but she never did. That was when she saw the window was shot out.

Ms. Draper was rushed to a nearby hospital located in Oak Lawn where she later passed away due to her injuries, stated police authorities.

Numerous members of the anti-violence team known as Ceasefire went door-to-door in Draper’s neighborhood on Saturday afternoon in order to talk to citizens about the occurrence and attempt to gather data on the shooting. Jessica Morris, who is a member of Ceasefire, declared that the city needed more people like Leonore Draper. She added that was one reason why they were there.

Draper had been one of four individuals killed on April 25, 2014 in overnight violence in Chicago. There were also nearly 30 people hurt as well. The violence in Chicago has been escalating in numbers over the weekends since Easter and has not shown any signs of slowing down.

There was no one in custody as of Sunday but an investigation continues.

Sadly Ms. Draper was fatally shot inside the city on Friday night after the woman was coming home from attending an anti-violence fundraiser. She was just returning to her house from a fundraiser that was being held for the teen anti-violence assembly, Project Orange Tree, when she ended up being shot just outside of her home in the 1300 block of West 116th Street, stated Chicago police.

Officers declared that they heard gunshots being fired in the region about 10:30 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they discovered Ms. Draper, age 32, still inside her car and having gunshot wounds to her chest and arm. She was rushed to the hospital but tragically she later died from her injuries.

By Kimberly Ruble

Sources:

The N.Y Daily News

NBC News

The Free Republic

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