Crime

Two Shootings in Rogers Park Leave Woman Dead, Boy Hurt

Julie Whitehair | The PHOENIXCPD blocked off the street underneath the Morse Red Line stop, where a 64-year-old woman was fatally shot.

Two separate shooting incidents in Rogers Park, one just a Red Line stop away from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, left a woman dead and a young boy in critical condition Friday evening, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

The boy, 15, was shot in the lower back at about 6 p.m. Oct. 13 on the 7200 block of North Ridge Boulevard, according to police.

A half hour later, a woman, 64, was shot in the head at about 6:30 p.m. on the 6900 block of North Glenwood Avenue. The woman was not the intended target, CPD News Affairs Officer Michelle Tannehill said.

Both the boy and the woman were taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, Tannehill said. The woman was later pronounced dead, according to a CPD press conference.

The incidents are being investigated separately, Tannehill said.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said the incident of the boy being shot mistakenly said the shooting, which happened at the intersection of Touhy Avenue and North Ridge Boulevard, occurred on the 2100 block of Touhy and not on the 7200 block of Ridge.

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Michael McDevitt is a senior journalism major from Quincy, Massachusetts and the Closer Look editor for The PHOENIX. He started out as a news writer for The PHOENIX in 2015, worked as an assistant news editor in 2016 and as news editor in 2017-18. When he's not editing stories, Michael's probably watching “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

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