Police investigate overnight shootings on Ontario feeder ramp and on Near North Side

Police are investigating two overnight shootings — an apparent domestic-related incident on the Near North Side and another on the Ontario feeder ramp.

In the suspected domestic, a 27-year-old woman was shot inside an apartment where several people were gathered on the 500 block of West Division around 1:53 a.m., according to a CPD statement. EMS took her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition with a gunshot wound to her right thigh.

Police arrested a man at the scene for possessing a gun that may have been used in the shooting, but the suspect, a 27-year-old man, is not in custody. Area Three detectives are investigating.

The woman is the 57th person shot on the Near North Side this year. By comparison, the area had 39 shooting victims at this point last year and 27 during the same period in 2019.

In Sunday’s other incident, someone shot a man as he drove on the Ontario feeder ramp just before it merges with the westbound Kennedy Expressway around 2:06 a.m., according to investigators. A woman who was riding in the man’s car was not injured. Officers said the victim appeared to be about 30-years-old.

The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Illinois State Police are handling the investigation.

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