Lots of questions, few answers after 61-year-old woman is shot inside Rogers Park home

Police are investigating after a 61-year-old woman told them she was struck by gunfire while inside a Rogers Park home. But many questions remain to be answered.

The woman told police she was struck by bullets inside a home on the 1300 block of West Pratt around 3 p.m., according to a CPD statement. But she did not call for help until almost 7:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found the woman with a graze wound to her forearm and a gunshot wound to her right thigh, the police statement said. EMS took her to St. Francis Hospital.

Officers also reported finding quite a bit of blood on a couch where the woman was sitting.

But there had been no calls of shots fired in the area and none of the home’s windows were broken, so it’s not clear where the gunfire came from — or if the shots were fired inside the house. Area Three detectives are handling the case.

The woman is the 25th person reported shot in Rogers Park this year.

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