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The violence has got to stop.

A prominent community activist by the name of Leonore Draper was shot and killed on Friday night in a drive-by shooting that is believed to have been random.

Known for her anti-violence work and very well-respected in Chicago, 32-year-old Draper was on her way home after an fundraising event for an anti-violence group.

Inquisitr reports:

She was well-known and respected in the area for her community service activities. ‘The fundraiser Draper attended and helped organize was called A Charitable Confection and was benefiting Project Orange Tree, an anti-violence campaign that started after the death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendelton last year.’ Said one of the other project organizers, ‘It’s really ironic. She was a part of an anti-violence effort, and she becomes a victim of violence herself.’

Responding officers found Draper shot in her car, with wounds on her chest and arm at around 10:30pm and she was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The site also reports:

A neighbor claimed that ‘She was sitting in the car dropping her husband off who is handicapped. Some little girl was taking the man into the house. Then when the little girl came back out the lady, she was dead.’


Three other persons were killed and 27 wounded in overnight Chicago violence.

On Friday, Draper shared her last post on Facebook:

A Charitable Confection is tonight! Tickets on sale until 1 then at the door until we hit capacity which will be fast!!! Thanks The Chicago Sun-Times for promoting this Grandbaby Cakes event for Project Orange Tree.

Along with the photo:

We pray for the family of Leonore Draper.

SOURCE: Inquisitr | PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook