Chicago woman killed while social-distancing outside 7-Eleven

A 27-year-old Chicago woman was fatally shot while social-distancing outside a convenience store, according to a report.

Alexandria Baute was gunned down late Tuesday while waiting in a line outside a 7-Eleven just blocks away from her apartment in the city’s Logan Square section, police and relatives told the Chicago Tribune.

“She was awesome,” her father, Jeffrey Baute, told the newspaper. “She was vibrant and happy. Full of life, independent and stubborn. She wanted to make people happy and to live life and to be happy.”

But his daughter’s dreams were dashed when his only child — whom he described as a “little rebel rocker” — stood in a line with a friend outside a 7-Eleven where they went to buy cigarettes amid the coronavirus crisis. She was shot as her friend locked up his bike, the father said.

“He thought she tripped,” Jeffrey Baute told the newspaper. “He rolled her over, and she was bleeding out of her mouth.”

Responding paramedics tried to revive Baute at the scene before she was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead less than an hour after the shooting, according to medical examiner records.

Investigators said someone fired eight shots a few blocks away from where Baute was gunned down, but it’s unclear if the incidents were connected. Police were working to track down surveillance photos from nearby businesses in hopes of identifying a suspect, the Tribune reports.

No arrests have been made as of Thursday afternoon, a Chicago police spokeswoman said.

“No one is in custody at this time,” spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli wrote The Post in an email. “It remains an open and active investigation. No offender description is available.”

Baute’s slaying was one of eight recorded homicides in Chicago on Tuesday, marking the city’s deadliest day of violence in nearly two years, the Tribune reports.

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