Chicago Anti-Violence Advocate, Leonore Draper, Fatally Gunned Down

Leonore Draper and her husband in an undated photo NBC NEWS SCREENSHOT
Leonore Draper and her husband in an undated photo
NBC NEWS SCREENSHOT

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.

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Source: The Root | 

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