Woman fatally shot while walking into her apartment building in Washington Park

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CHICAGO — A woman was shot and killed while walking into a residential building in the city's Washington Park neighborhood.

Lashonna Howard, 27, was walking with another person into her apartment building in the 5600 block of South Michigan Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when shots were fired.

Howard was hit in the head and leg. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Howard was the mother of two girls, an 8-year-old and a 12-year-old.

Her daughters, along with friends and family, gathered Thursday night to honor Howard.  Loved ones remembering her as funny and fun to be around.

No one else was injured in the shooting. No suspects are in custody.

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

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