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Woman, 40, hit by stray bullet while driving in Austin

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A 40-year-old woman was wounded by errant gunfire from an Austin neighborhood shooting Tuesday afternoon on the West Side.

About 3 p.m., she was driving west in the 5000 block of West Division when someone outside fired at another group of people, according to Chicago Police.

The woman was shot in the side. She kept driving to the 1000 block of North Lawler, where she called for help, police said. Her condition was stabilized at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

She wasn’t the intended target, police said.

The gunfire also damaged a parked car on Division. No one was in custody for the shooting.