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Cincinnati woman dies of gunshot wound in Illinois

Mark Burns III (Source: Hillside Police) Mark Burns III (Source: Hillside Police)
HILLSIDE, IL (FOX19) -

Police in Illinois are investigating the death of a Cincinnati woman.

Carrie Waller, 51, of South Fairmont, died Sunday from a gunshot wound, according to Hillside Police.

Police were called to the Best Western Hotel on North Frontage Road and found her unresponsive with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

According to police, Waller’s son, 22-year-old Mark A Burns III, requested that his mother transport a bag to Ohio for him. While packing the bag in her suitcase, a firearm was discharged, striking Waller in the chest. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Burns has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Possible other charges are pending.  

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