Lakeview: Bicyclist shoots woman in apparently random attack

Approximate location of the shooting.

A 27-year-old Lakeview woman was shot for no apparent reason as she walked in the 600 block of West Surf early Saturday morning, police said. No one is in custody.

The woman, who is a server at a nearby restaurant, told police that she was walking on the sidewalk around 1:30 a.m.when an unknown man passed by on a bicycle and fired one shot, striking her under her right breast.

Police said the man, described only as white, then continued biking eastbound on Surf.

The victim was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where her condition was stabilized, police said.

A nearby resident was the first to call the police, saying that he heard a shot behind his home in the 2800 block of North Clark followed by the sounds of someone screaming.

The woman’s own call for help came seconds later, saying she had been shot by a man on a bike.

Police said the woman was not robbed or assaulted by the offender and there is no known motive for the attack. Area North detectives are investigating.

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