Chicago Anti-Violence Advocate Fatally Gunned Down

Leonore Draper had just returned home from a fundraiser for a teen anti-violence group when the shooting occurred.

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Leonore Draper spent hours working to end violence on the streets of Chicago. But Friday, she became a victim of it herself when she was fatally gunned down outside of her home, NBC News reports.

The 32-year-old was shot in the arm and chest while returning home to her West Pullman neighborhood from a fundraiser for teen anti-violence group Project Orange Tree, the news station reports.

Shots rang out about 10:30 p.m. CDT Friday, police say. When they arrived at the scene, they found Draper in her car. A neighbor said she didn’t realize Draper had been shot until she saw the shattered car window.

“I saw her and I kept waiting for her to get out of her car but she didn’t and then I noticed her window was shot out,” Robin Anderson, a neighbor, told NBC. “She was 32. That’s it.”

Draper, a budget analyst for Chicago Public Schools and a freelance makeup artist, was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she later died, the report says.

Read more at NBC News.

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