Uptown shooting leaves woman walking dog wounded, Chicago police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Woman shot while walking dog in Uptown, Chicago police say
The woman was walking in the 1300-block of West Sunnyside just after midnight on Tuesday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 21-year-old woman was shot while walking her dog in the Uptown neighborhood Tuesday morning, Chicago police said.

The woman and her dog were on the sidewalk in the 1300-block of West Sunnyside Avenue at about 12:38 a.m. when police said someone inside of a silver SUV fired shots.

"I've lived in the city for 15 years. So, I know that there's always going to be violence," Uptown resident Maria Hugo said. "There's always going to be crime. I'm a nurse. I've seen it firsthand."

The woman was wounded in the leg and transported to Ascension St. Francis Hospital in fair condition. Her dog was not injured.

"It's not that shocking," Uptown resident Matthew Ramirez said. "It's been little bit like that over the past few months and it's just part of life I guess."

It's unclear if the victim was targeted or if she was hit by stray gunfire.

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Despite the early morning shooting, Hugo said she feels safe here with her family.

"I can't really comment on what happens after midnight," Hugo said. "I'm not usually out at that time. So, I don't know much about the activity around then but during the daytime I think I generally feel safe."

No one is in custody and Area Three detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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