Woman found shot inside a Loop high-rise apartment, CPD says

The woman was found in a high-rise apartment in the 200 block of West Van Buren. | Multiplottr

Chicago police are investigating after a woman was found shot in a Loop apartment on Friday afternoon.

CPD responded to a high-rise residential building in the 200 block of West Van Buren around 1:03 p.m. after a 911 caller reported that his girlfriend had shot herself, according to a police statement and dispatch audio.

Officers found a 38-year-old woman unresponsive with a gunshot wound to her head and a weapon nearby, the police statement said. EMS took her to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

Detectives were interviewing the boyfriend as part of their investigation.

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