Uptown Shooting Kills Senior
- Uptown logged its fourth homicide of the year when two people were shot in the 4500 block of N. Sheridan this afternoon.
A 58-year-old woman was shot in the chest and later died at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said. A 58-year-old man also suffered at least one gunshot wound to the leg. He is expected to recover. The pair are the 22nd and 23rd persons shot in Uptown this year.
The woman listed a home address in the 4500 block of N. Broadway when she was arrested for shoplifting earlier this year, according to court records secured by CWBChicago. She is not believed to have been the intended target.
We're going to go out on a limb and agree with the CWBChicago blog assessment that a 58-year-old homeless woman and her companion weren't the intended targets. August is already averaging more than a homicide a day.