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Woman, 19, Fatally Shot In Chicago Heights

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Danielle Simmons, 19, was fatally shot early Saturday Nov. 12, 2011 in Chicago Heights. (courtesy Simmons family)

Danielle Simmons, 19, was fatally shot early Saturday Nov. 12, 2011 in Chicago Heights. (courtesy Simmons family)

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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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