Chicago — A 27-year-old woman was shot in Lincoln Square on Sunday afternoon, Chicago police said.
The woman was on the street, either in or near her parked car in the 2400 block of West Gunnison, when someone began shooting at her around 4:44 p.m. She suffered a gunshot wound to her right forearm, but several other rounds hit her nearby car, according to police and witnesses.
EMS took the woman to Swedish Hospital for treatment.
Some witnesses reported seeing a man run from the scene and escape in a black SUV, but police have not publicly confirmed that information or provide a description of the gunman.
The woman is the first person shot in the Lincoln Square community area this year. Lincoln Square, which stretches from Bryn Mawr Avenue to Montrose Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue to the Chicago River, includes all or part of several neighborhoods, including Ravenswood, Bowmanville, Ravenswood Gardens, and, of course, Lincoln Square.
According to the city’s Violence Reduction Dashboard, Lincoln Square had four shooting victims by this point in both 2021 and 2022, But other recent years fared better. Here are the area’s shooting victim counts as of May 7 annually: