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.
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
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.