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Woman shot dead while sleeping in home in Chicago

Posted at 12:33 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 00:33:37-04

CHICAGO (WLS/CNN) - A woman is dead after being shot while sleeping inside a Chicago home. The shooting happened Tuesday morning in Chicago's Washington Park neighborhood.

Authorities say someone fired shots into the home, striking 40-year-old Rhonda Hughes. She was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police say the shooter fired directly into the home, but it's unclear if Hughes was the intended target. No one has been arrested in the shooting. 

Chicago has been plagued by deadly gun violence, including the deaths of 14 people over the July Fourth weekend. Another 100 people were injured. 

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