Rogers Park shooting leaves 3 hurt, 1 critically, near Howard Red Line station, Chicago police say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three people were shot Wednesday night near the Howard Street Red Line station in Rogers Park, Chicago police said.

Two women and a man were standing on the sidewalk in the 7600-block of North Paulina Street just after 9:30 p.m. when someone in a dark-colored sedan pulled up and fired shots, CPD said.

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A 31-year-old woman was critically injured in the incident.



Video from a neighborhood security camera appears to show the moment someone opened fire on a group standing on a corner. We've slowed the video down and highlighted the location of the vehicle in the upper right hand corner.

A 30-year-old woman was taken by Chicago fire crews to AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston; she appeared to have been shot in the leg and was in good condition.

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A 31-year-old woman was also taken to St. Francis in critical condition with gunshot wounds to her buttocks and leg.

A 28-year-old man was taken to St. Francis in fair condition, with a gunshot wound to the leg, as well.

Some of the windows of a nearby currency exchange were shattered by bullets.

No one is in custody, and Area Three detectives are investigating.

The shooting happened in the 24th police district, which extends from Calvary Cemetery to Peterson Avenue. The district has recorded no murders and three shootings so far this year through Sunday, which is about the same as during the same period last year, according to police statistics.

Reports of aggravated battery, burglary and theft have all risen over last year.

Police increased patrols in the area Thursday.

Residents said they are used to seeing crime on that corner at all times of the day, despite business- and city-mounted surveillance cameras.

"I usually, when it's nighttime, I don't really feel that comfortable because there's a lot of cat callers around here; so they're usually over there, so I go this way home," Nyierra Johnson said.

Alderwoman Maria Hadden said the whole shooting was caught on police pod cam.

"I think it's bad because a lot of crimes have been going on," Rogers Park resident Dennis Jedlink said. "They gotta do something about the community."

Other residents said instead of keeping their heads on a swivel, they try to keep their heads down.

"I feel like, just like, have my music and don't look at anybody, don't like bother anyone, just mind your business, you know," Johnson said.

Jedlink said he worries about his safety.

"Gotta do the best you can. Yeah, gotta keep struggling along," he said.

Hadden said in a statement there are regular beat officers in the area but police alone are not going to solve gun violence in the city.

She said this is a public health crisis, and that she will keep fighting for investments in services.

Sun-Times Media contributed to this report.

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