Woman, 19, Fatally Shot In Chicago Heights

CHICAGO (STMW) – A 19-year-old woman died early Saturday after being shot while standing with a crowd of people in south suburban Chicago Heights.

Danielle Simmons, 19, of the 400 block of West 16th St. in Chicago Heights, was pronounced dead at St. James Hospital at 1:08 a.m. Saturday after being shot in the 200 block of West 14th St., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

She was standing outside with a group of people at that location when she was shot, sources said.

“My daughter didn’t deserve to die.  She had a beautiful spirit and a beautiful heart,” the victim’s mother, Lynn Simmons, told CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli.

No one at the Chicago Heights police or fire departments could immediately be reached for comment Saturday morning.

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