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Three Women Shot In University Village

Shell casings left behind at the scene in University Village, where three women were shot overnight. (Credit: CBS)

Shell casings left behind at the scene in University Village, where three women were shot overnight. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Three women standing amidst a group on people on a University Village street were wounded when gunfire rang out Thursday night.

The women were standing with the group in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue about 9:55 p.m., when shots rang out and then they noticed they had been hit, police said.

All of three women were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital for treatment.

One woman, 21, was shot in the arm, police said. She was treated and has been released. A second woman, 19, is in “stable” condition after bullets hit her in the pelvis, backside and both wrists. The other woman, 21, was shot in the ankle and is listed in good condition, police said.

Police said the women recounted to officers that they did not see the gunman who fired on them.

Police initially indicated that gunfire wounded four people. However, once investigators gathered more information, police said only three people had, in fact, been shot.

No one was in custody as Area Central detectives were investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)