Woman hit by gunfire while inside home in Brainerd, Chicago police say

Bullet pierces window, striking victim in leg, CPD says

ByTre Ward and ABC7 Digital Team WLS logo
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Woman hit by gunfire while inside South Side home: CPD
A woman was hit by gunfire Friday night while inside a home in Chicago's Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman was hit by gunfire Friday while standing inside a home on Chicago's South Side.

Chicago police said that at about 10:15 p.m., shots were fired from outside a house in the 9100 block of South Loomis Street in the Brainerd neighborhood.

Bullets pierced through a window hitting a 37-year-old woman inside, according to police.

She was struck in the leg and was transported to Little Company of Mary where she was last listed in good condition, police said.

Neighbors told ABC7 they heard several shots, leaving them concerned.

"I knew it was four shots," neighbor Renetta Lewis said. "I just moved my chair over because I know it could come through the window or something."

It is not clear if the woman was the intended target.

"This needs to stop," neighbor Thomas Hall said. "For what reason? There's no need for this type of gun violence."

The violence has the block club president, Charlie Hall, eager to bring his neighbors together.

"It's disgusting," Hall said. "This is our neighborhood. This is where we live. So, everybody can just come out and we can sit together, talk together, and just talk about how we... what can we do to make this neighborhood livable for all of us."

There is no one in custody.

Area Two Detectives are investigating.

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