Mother fatally shot; son wounded:
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.