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Woman grazed in Humboldt Park shooting

Multiple cars on the block were seen with bullet holes in them.

Someone fired shots on the Dan Ryan Expressway Dec. 31, 2019.
A 53-year-old woman was shot, Aug. 20, 2019, in Humboldt Park.
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A 53-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet Tuesday in a shooting that may have been the result of a mistaken identity in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

About 2:45 a.m., she was in the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue looking for a parking spot in a vehicle driven by her husband when someone on the sidewalk fired four to five shots into their vehicle before fleeing, Chicago police said. Multiple cars on the block were seen with bullet holes in them.

The woman was grazed on her torso and driven to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where she is in good condition, police said.

This latest shooting comes three days after two people, including a 17-year-old girl, were shot on the same block. An 8-year-old girl was shot while playing outside two blocks away Aug. 11.

Police said they believe the shooting was a case of mistaken identity and that it was “very likely gang-related.”

Area North detectives are investigating.