Woman, 50, shot near Pottawattomie Park

Spectators stand near the shooting scene in Rogers Park on June 12, 2024. (Citizen App)

CHICAGO — A 50-year-old woman was shot when someone opened fire from a car outside Pottawattomie Park on the Far North Side yesterday evening, police said.

Chicago police said a gunman opened fire from a black sedan around 8:13 p.m., and one of the bullets struck the woman in her lower left leg as she stood outside the park in the 7300 block of North Rogers. She was taken to St. Francis Hospital in good condition.

Investigators found six shell casings at the scene and discovered bullet holes in at least one car. CPD did not release a description of the suspect.

In February, a gunman shot four people inside Pottawattomie Park, leaving one of the victims dead. Darnell Harrison, a 16-year-old Senn High School student, has been charged in connection with that case.

Prosecutors said Harrison and a friend entered the park and walked toward the victims, some of whom asked Harrison and his friend why they were there and who they were. Harrison and his friend kept walking without answering, and the victims’ group walked in a different direction.

Moments later, Harrison pulled a firearm from his hoodie, turned, and began shooting at the unarmed group, officials said. Police found 11 shell casings at the scene.

Keyonce Gladney, 19, died. Court records also identify her as Keyonce Gaine. Another 19-year-old woman and men ages 22 and 20 were shot but survived, according to a Chicago police media statement.

So far this year, 12 people have been shot in Rogers Park, that’s down from 15 at this point last year. The neighborhood had 13 people shot as of this date in 2022, including one who was shot by a person acting in self-defense. There were ten people shot during the period in 2021.

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