Woman shot in West Rogers Park last week has died, medical examiner says

One of two women who were shot while sitting in a car in West Rogers Park last week has died. Aiesha Lewis, 28, of the 2000 block of West Thomas in Ukrainian Village, was pronounced dead shortly after midnight Sunday. An autopsy is scheduled.

Chicago police found Lewis and a 29-year-old woman in a car in the 6400 block of North Bell after responding to calls of shots fired around 10 p.m. on August 26. The second victim, who suffered gunshot wounds to her arms and neck, survived but was critically wounded.

About a half-dozen shell casings were found lying behind the car.

“The police believe the victims were in a parked car when a black male approached and fired at them,” Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th) told constituents in an email last week. “The motive for the shooting is currently unknown.”

Silverstein encouraged anyone with information about the crime to contact Chicago police detectives at 312-744-8261.

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