Activist who worked to fight violence in Chicago killed in shooting


CHICAGO -- A community activist who worked to fight violence in Chicago was fatally shot less than a block from the offices of his nonprofit, according to police and the victim's relatives. William "Willie" Cooper, 58, was shot Saturday afternoon near the offices of Lilydale Outreach Workers for a Better Community on Chicago's South Side. Cooper was the principal officer of the anti-violence group, which provides jobs to local teenagers. Police said Cooper was walking when someone shot him from a dark-colored vehicle driving by.

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