Woman killed in front of twin sister, young nieces after trick-or-treating

A 21-year-old woman was killed when a robber hijacked a vehicle and shot her twice in the head Wednesday night in the Belmont neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Maira D. Coronel was a passenger in a parked vehicle when a male got into the backseat and demanded that the female in driver's seat start driving at 9:22 p.m. in the 2200 block of North Long Avenue, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

After the driver went a couple of blocks, the male shot Coronel twice in her head before getting out of the car and running off with an unknown amount of money he stole from them, authorities said. She was pronounced dead on scene.

Two children and the woman's twin sister witnessed the shooting.

Coronel lived in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, the medical examiner' office said.

Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.