Woman, 44, struck by stray bullet in West Town

SHARE Woman, 44, struck by stray bullet in West Town

Sun-Times file photo

A 44-year-old woman was struck by stray gunfire Monday evening in the West Town neighborhood.

The woman was walking about 6:55 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Le Moyne when an exchange of gunfire broke out between the occupants of a vehicle and another group, according to Chicago Police. She tried to get out of the way, but was shot in her lower back.

The woman wasn’t the intended target of the attack, police said.

She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition stabilized, police said.

Area North detectives were investigating the shooting.

The Latest
Empty rhetoric won’t do a thing to help long shot Michigan State, the conference’s only team in the Sweet 16.
Chicago has spent $23 million on outside lawyers to defend lawsuits involving former Det. Reynaldo Guevara— and eight new cases were filed this week.
White Sox say they “have the guys to collectively weather the storm.”
Both events will tie up Grant Park for a significant part of the summer, but the financial benefits of the concerts outweigh those of the street race, an analysis finds.
Public trust in police has eroded, the number of officers has dwindled and crime has risen. So what comes next for a department pushing to comply with sweeping reforms?