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Gunfire Strikes Elderly Woman At Cookout

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Police respond to a shooting March 23, 2012 in which a 68-year-old woman was injured. (CBS)

Police respond to a shooting March 23, 2012 in which a 68-year-old woman was injured. (CBS)

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 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.

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