Another woman shot in Uptown on Wednesday — 3rd shooting victim in ‘hood since Friday

Approximate locations of three shootings in the Uptown neighborhood since Friday afternoon.

A woman shot in Uptown on Wednesday afternoon is the third person to be shot in that neighborhood since last Friday.

The woman, 42, was traveling in a minivan on the 4700 block of North Clarendon when a man opened fire on her vehicle from the sidewalk at 2:56 p.m., police said. One round struck the woman in her left shoulder.

Police said the minivan’s driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into three unoccupied parked cars following the shooting. He then continued driving to nearby Weiss Hospital where the woman sought medical treatment. She later transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and is listed in good condition.

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Investigators found nine 40-caliber shell casings at the shooting scene.

Witnesses said the shooter is a black man who wore a black jacket with an orange hoodie underneath. After the shooting, a man in a black Chevy SUV with temporary plates picked up the gunman and sped away southbound on Clarendon.

No one is in custody. Area North detectives are investigating.

Two other shootings in five days

Wednesday’s shooting came less than 24 hours after someone shot a 37-year-old woman as she walked home in the 4900 block of North Kenmore on Tuesday evening.

On Friday afternoon, Dec. 13, a 23-year-old man who walked into Weiss Hospital with a gunshot wound said it happened near the Wilson Red Line station.

No one is in custody for either of those shootings, either.

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