Attackers fire shot, assault man and pregnant woman in Ravenswood

CHICAGO — A group of men fired a gun and physically attacked a man and a pregnant woman in Ravenswood on Saturday night. Both victims were injured in the attack, but no gunshot injuries were reported, according to Chicago police.

A police spokesperson said the couple, both 33 years old, was in the 5000 block of North Wolcott when a gray sedan pulled up around 10:15 p.m. Three men exited the car, while a fourth stayed in the vehicle.

Police said one of the men pulled out a “blunt object, resulting in a physical altercation with both victims.” The group returned to the car, and one of them fired at least one shot from the vehicle before it left the area, striking no one.

A source familiar with the incident said the male victim was in the process of surrendering his wallet when the altercation began. However, the group left without getting anything from the victims. The exact motive for the crime has not been determined. 

The woman was taken to Swedish Hospital for treatment. The police said her condition had stabilized. The male victim declined medical attention.

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