Woman shot during robbery on Far North Side; Carjackers shoot at second woman nearby

Approximate locations of the shooting (1) and the carjacking attempt (2) | Multiplottr

Investigators are working to determine if the men who shot and robbed a woman on the Far North Side early Sunday are also responsible for a carjacking attempt minutes earlier in which two offenders shot out a motorist’s rear window nearby. Here’s what we know so far:

Two men and a woman robbed a 38-year-old woman at gunpoint as she returned home from work in the 2700 block of West Rosemont around 2:51 a.m., according to a CPD report. The woman was near her car when the offenders took her purse, phone, and keys at gunpoint. Then, one of the men fired a single gunshot, striking the woman in her left forearm, police said. All of the offenders then fled the scene, reportedly in a beat-up, older model Oldsmobile.

An ambulance transported the victim to Swedish Covenant hospital in good condition.

Around the same time, a 56-year-old woman was targeted in an attempted carjacking on the 2600 block of West Hollywood, according to police. The woman was sitting inside her car when a four-door sedan pulled up beside her, and two men emerged, according to Officer Anthony Spicuzza, a CPD spokesperson.

One man went to each side of her car, pointed a handgun at the woman, and ordered her to get out, Spicuzza said. But the woman hit the gas and sped away. Both offenders began shooting at the woman as she drove from the scene. Bullets shattered her rear windshield and struck the back of her vehicle, according to a CPD report, but she was not injured.

Police did not issue descriptions of suspects from either crime. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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