27-year-old Demica Porter shot to death near her home in Back of the Yards

Demica Porter was shot to death early Sunday just two blocks from her home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired at 12:24 a.m. and found the 27-year-old lying on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of West 54th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Porter had been shot in the neck and legs. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died at 1:13 a.m., authorities said. She lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting.

No one was in custody early Sunday as Area Central detectives investigated.

Porter, known as “Baby D,” had attended Maine East and Senn high schools, before studying cosmetology at Truman College.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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