Woman shot on Lincoln Park rooftop overnight

CHICAGO — A woman was shot on the roof of a Lincoln Park apartment complex overnight. Chicago police say the shooting may have been accidental.

The man was handling a gun on the rooftop of the building in the 2000 block of North Southport when it discharged around 1:30 a.m. Police said the bullet struck a 54-year-old woman in the leg.

A man drove the woman to St. Mary’s Hospital, 2233 West Division, and she was subsequently transferred to Stroger Hospital. It is not clear if the man who drove the woman to the hospital is also the man who shot her. She was listed in fair condition.

Officers said they found blood spatter on the apartment rooftop, confirming that the shooting occurred there.

The woman is the sixth person shot in Lincoln Park this year. Five of those victims were shot during a single incident near the Lincoln Park Zoo last month.

The neighborhood had four shooting victims in total in 2022. There were four shooting victims at this point in 2021; three as of July 4, 2020; and six at this point in 2019.

The 2019 victims were shot in just two incidents: a double shooting in the 100 block of West North Avenue and a quadruple shooting on the lakefront at Fullerton.

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