Gunfire Strikes Elderly Woman At Cookout

 CHICAGO (CBS) – A woman in her sixties and a younger male were wounded by gunfire Friday night while they were at a cookout in Morgan Park, relatives of the woman said.

The shootings happened near South Carpenter and West 113th a little after 5 p.m. Witness say the woman was grilling in the back yard when someone came running through, firing a gun wildly.

The woman –relatives say she is 68 — was hit by one of the bullets. The other victim was a 33-year-old male, authorities said.

“It’s a shame you can’t even come out and sit in your own yard without somebody shooting you,” Lorletha Eggleston, a niece of the female victim, told reporters.

Both shooting victims were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

  • G-Lep

    68 is elderly now? I thought 78 was elderly.

  • boy howdy

    I turned 68 the other day and I realized somewhere deep inside of me is a young man trying to figure out what happened.

    • G-Lep

      Happy birthday, Mr. Howdy.

  • arthur gage

    the older the berry the sweeter the juice

  • Just Axin

    This could be considered the start of the Ghetto Lottery. Start tallying up the #s.

  • Debra Washington

    I’m surprised she wasn’t packing herself.

  • Just Axin

    Debra- She as packing, but you can’t count hot wings.

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