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Woman, 73, shot through doorway of Calumet Heights home

The woman’s teenage grandson, whom she was letting into the home, told authorities he may have been the shooter’s intended target.

A woman was injured when a bullet flew through the rear doorway of her home Aug. 21, 2020, in Calumet Heights.
A woman was injured when a bullet flew through the rear doorway of her home Aug. 21, 2020, in Calumet Heights.
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A 73-year-old woman was shot and seriously wounded through the doorway of her Calumet Heights home Friday on the South Side.

She was opening the back door to let a visiting relative in at 2:11 a.m. in the 9000 block of South Oglesby Avenue when someone outside fired shots, according to Chicago police.

The woman was hit in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

A police source said the relative was the woman’s teenage grandson. He told investigators he may have been the intended target, but didn’t see the shooter or know where the shots came from.

No one is in custody as Area Two detectives investigate.

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