Gunman beat, raped woman in Loop parking garage, police say

Police are investigating after a woman reported being beaten and sexually assaulted at gunpoint early Tuesday in a Loop parking garage. No one has been arrested.

Officers responded to a call of a criminal sexual assault that had just occurred on the 1100 block of South Delano around 3 a.m., said CPD spokesperson Sally Bown.

Police found a 35-year-old woman standing in the parking garage, but she was unresponsive, Bown said. A security guard told the officers that he saw a man exiting the garage a few minutes earlier. The woman then approached the guard and said she had been raped on the garage’s lower level.

The woman later became responsive and told police that a stranger approached her with a gun and raped her, Bown said.

An ambulance transported the woman to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. There, Bown said, the woman again related that the man was armed with a gun, when he physically beat her, and then raped her.

Area 3 detectives are reviewing security video, Bown said.

Some footage showed a man running in the area at the time of the incident. He was wearing a baseball cap, a light blue hoodie, dark blue jeans with rips on the front, and white gym shoes.

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