Woman shot while riding bike on lakefront, police say

A 19-year-old woman was shot while bicycling along the lakefront downtown on Monday evening, police said. She is in fair condition with a gunshot wound to her leg.

A 19-year-old woman was shot while riding her bike near the lake downtown on Monday evening, police said. She is the 13th person shot in the Loop community area during the month of May.

The woman was riding just south of the Chicago River when a man yelled at her, then fired a shot that struck her in the left thigh around 9:28 p.m. Police found a 9-millimeter shell casing at the scene.

The lakefront trail near 200 North Breakwater Access is seen on Google Street View. | Google

Officers searched for the gunman, but police have announced no arrests. He was described as a Black male who’s about 30-years-old, and 6-feet tall. He was last seen heading toward the Riverwalk wearing a white shirt and black hat, officers said.

The Loop has seen a sharp increase in shootings, with 13 persons shot during May alone as of Tuesday morning. Year-to-date shooting victims annually:

  • 2019 – 3
  • 2020 – 5
  • 2021 – 6
  • 2022 – 16

One of the persons shot this year was shot by police after he allegedly opened fire on officers. Millennium Park security shot another man after he allegedly pointed a gun at them.

Editor’s note: CPD issued a media statement that said the shooting occurred at 9:58 p.m. Dispatch records show the shooting took place 30 minutes earlier, as stated in this report.

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