Mother fa­tally shot; son wounded:

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

Au­thor­i­ties say a Chicago mother was fa­tally shot and her 4-year-old son was wounded by gun­fire on the city’s West Side. Of­fi­cials say the shoot­ing hap­pened Fri­day night. The Cook County Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice iden­ti­fied the woman as Nikia Betts, 28. Of­fi­cials say she was shot in the head and taken to a hos­pi­tal, where she died. Po­lice say the boy was shot in the arm and was in good con­di­tion at a hos­pi­tal.

A man who iden­ti­fied him­self as Betts’s cousin told the Chicago Tri­bune that the woman was walk­ing through an al­ley near her home when the shoot­ing oc­curred.

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