Chicago — A 20-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her back when shots rang out as she entered her Rogers Park apartment building overnight, Chicago police said. The victim is a student at Loyola University, according to her social media accounts.
The woman was walking up the stairs of the building in the 1300 block of West Columbia when shots were fired outside around 1:01 a.m., Chicago police said. At least one of the bullets flew into the apartment building, and the woman suffered a minor injury to her back, police said.
Chicago Fire Department personnel treated her at the scene, but she was not transported to a hospital.
She is the fifth person to be shot in Rogers Park this month and the ninth this year. In comparison, there were seven shooting victims in Rogers Park at this point last year and two in 2021.
Last Tuesday, a 45-year-old man was shot and killed during a home invasion in the 7600 block of North Sheridan. He was visiting Chicago, and relatives told reporters he was not the intended target.
On Saturday, a 57-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car in the 7300 block of North Greenview. The next day, a 23-year-old man was shot by a drive-by gunman in the 1500 block of West Jonquil Terrace.
No arrests have been announced in any of the shootings.