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Chicago woman killed after anti-violence event

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A woman who had just attended an anti-violence fundraiser was shot to death in a car outside her West Pullman home Friday night, the Sun-Times is reporting.

Officers heard gunshots in the 11500 block of South Laflin Street about 10:35 p.m., authorities said.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 32-year-old woman inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds to the right arm and chest, police said.

Leonore Draper was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 12:32 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The shooting was possibly a drive-by, police said.

Family members on Saturday said they were in shock and confirmed Draper had just attended A Charitable Confection, a fundraiser on the Near South Side to raise money for teen anti-violence group Project Orange Tree. The group was formed by King College Prep students after the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton last year.

Draper was on the committee that organized the event, according to Jocelyn Delk Adams, a friend and fellow organizer of the event.

She was also an employee of the Chicago Public Schools, serving as a budget analyst, CPS spokesman Joel Hood said.

On her Facebook page Friday, Draper reminded friends and family of the charitable event. She was also active in raising money for multiple sclerosis, and for a charity raising awareness about the impact of HIV and AIDS on women.

No one is in custody as Area South detectives investigate.

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