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Pregnant woman found shot to death in South Side home

Chicago Police investigate a fatal shooting at 75th Street and Luella Avenue on March 30, 2017. A woman who was four months pregnant was shot. (Eric Clark / Chicago Tribune)

A pregnant woman was found dead at a home on the South Side, one of four people shot in Chicago Thursday, police said.

The woman, who was four months pregnant, was discovered around 12:05 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Luella Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.

According to preliminary reports, the 26-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Relatives exchanged hugs in the rain outside the three-story beige brick apartment building on the southeast corner of 75th Street and Luella Avenue.

Police waited in their cars.

In other shootings:

• About 3:15 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 2400 block of West 61st Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. The boy was outside when two men left a silver Porsche SUV and opened fire.

The victim ran and was struck in the biceps. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The gunmen were described as black and in their 30s. One was wearing a white hoodie and had a dark complexion. The other was wearing all white and also had a dark complexion, police said.

• About 11 a.m. on the Far South Side, a 19-year-old man was in his vehicle in the 1500 block of East 95th Street in the Burnside neighborhood when another man drove up and fired shots, police said.

The man was struck in the left leg and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

• Around 7:40 a.m. on the West Side, a man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to the left arm, according to police.

The man told police he was walking in the first block of South Leamington Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood when someone approached and fired, police said.

The man went to Loretto Hospital about a mile away and was transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed as stable, police said.

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