Woman shot in Uptown on Monday evening

A 37-year-old woman is recovering after a gunman shot her in the chest Monday evening about two blocks from the Argyle Red Line station, police said.

The victim told police she was walking home when two men approached her on the sidewalk in the 4900 block of North Kenmore around 6:50 p.m. One of the men pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, one of which struck the woman in the chest, according to police.

Cops assigned to the Argyle retail and dining strip reported hearing the gunfire and said they saw people running from the scene.

The woman’s condition was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

A half dozen .45 caliber shell casings were found outside an apartment building on the 4900 block of Kenmore. One witness reported seeing muzzle flashes near a rehab center on the same block.

No one is in custody as Area North detectives investigate. Police did not release any suspect description information.

Monday’s victim is the 13th person shot in Uptown this year, according to city records. There were 18 shooting victims at this point last year, 30 victims in 2017, and 41 in 2016.

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