Couple shot during possible robbery attempt in Rogers Park

A man and a woman were shot in a possible robbery or carjacking attempt in Rogers Park on Saturday morning. The crime may be related to another armed robbery that occurred about a block away just moments earlier. Chicago police said the female victim is in critical condition.

At around 5 a.m., a man was robbed at gunpoint by two offenders who displayed a rifle or shotgun on the corner of Howard Street and Ridge Boulevard, according to a CPD report. The victim told police that he heard a gunshot nearby shortly after the robbers fled.

Also, around 5 a.m., a man and woman were shot while sitting inside a Jeep in the 2100 block of West Birchwood, just a couple of blocks south of the robbery scene.

In a brief media statement, Chicago police said a man walked up to the couple’s car and shot into the vehicle. The Jeep’s driver took himself and the woman to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

The 24-year-old female passenger suffered gunshot wounds to her face and hand and was listed in critical condition. The man, age 30, received a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was in good condition.

So far this year, 19 people have been shot in Rogers Park, a slight increase from the 17 victims recorded at this time last year.

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