Chicago's Memorial Day death toll grew Tuesday, after a woman who was shot in the head in the South Side's Hyde Park neighborhood Monday night died from her injuries.
Aeyanuna Rogers was walking with a friend Monday night in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive when a fight broke out between a group of males nearby, WLS reports. As Rogers and her friend moved to avoid the commotion, one of the men reportedly pulled out a gun and began shooting.
"We saw some guys throw some punches, and she just grabbed me and said let's leave in case they start shooting," Briane Goodrum, the friend who was walking with Rogers, told ABC Chicago.
Moments later, her friend fell to the ground--she had been shot in the head.
"I'm like Aeyanuna, get up," Goodrum told ABC. "She wasn't moving. So I turned her over, and then more blood just kept coming out."
Rogers, 22, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, and was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon. ABC reports that she recently graduated from Northern Illinois University with degree in child development.
A 17-year-old boy was also wounded in the incident, and driven to the hospital by his mother.
Rogers was the seventh person killed by gunfire in Chicago on Monday. At least 20 others were wounded citywide. No one was in custody for the slaying as of Wednesday afternoon, according to NBC Chicago.
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