By ASHLEE REZIN
Chicago Sun-Times Wire
Jamayah Field was found shot to death early Monday outside an Austin neighborhood elementary school on the West Side.
Officers responded at 1:54 a.m. to a call of a person shot and found the 20-year-old lying on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Maypole, near the playlot for Spencer Elementary Technology Academy, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Fields had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:05 a.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. She lived in South Bend, Indiana, according to the medical examiner’s office.
As officers investigated on the block and searched for shell casings, two women approached the crime scene tape. One of them, who lives on the block, said she hears shots fired “damn near” every day.
“I wonder how she ended up right there,” said the woman, who asked not to be identified, but added that she has lived on the block her entire life and attended Spencer. She also said her father was gunned down last year in West Garfield Park, but did not want to provide further information.
“Who was she?” the woman asked of the victim lying on the sidewalk outside the elementary school. “I hope it wasn’t anyone I know.”