Police questioning man after woman’s shot in River North overnight

Police are questioning a suspect after a woman was shot in River North early Sunday, police said.

The victim, age 35, was with a group of people arguing with another group in the 200 block of West Illinois around 1:31 a.m., according to CPD. During the altercation, a man pulled out a gun and fired shots, striking the woman in her lower back, police said. Several shell casings were found in the area.

CPD officers treated the victim with QuikClot, a product that promotes blood clotting and reduces blood loss, until a fire department crew arrived to take the woman to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She was listed in serious condition, police said.

Meanwhile, other officers pursued a man who was seen running from the area and took him into custody on the 300 block of West Illinois. Witnesses identified him as the shooter, according to a CPD statement. Charges are pending.

Police said the woman does not have a history of contact with CPD. Investigators were trying to determine if she was the intended target of the shooting.

She is the fifth person shot in River North this year. The neighborhood had only one shooting at this point last year.

Last Saturday, rapper Lil Reese was among three men who were shot during an altercation over an allegedly stolen SUV inside a parking garage at 6 West Grand, according to CPD records. No one has been charged in that case. On January 31, a man was shot inside a hotel room on the first block of West Illinois.

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