CHICAGO (CBS) — Police were hoping surveillance cameras might help them catch suspect or suspects responsible for the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old woman in the Uptown neighborhood overnight.
Shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, the young woman and her boyfriend were driving near the intersection of Sunnyside Avenue and Broadway, when shots rang out, and the woman was struck in the head.
Her boyfriend was not hit, and was able to drive from the scene in Uptown to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, about two miles away.
Emergency room doctors were unable to save the woman.
At least eight surveillance cameras are located on the block where the woman was shot, so there’s a good chance the suspect or suspects were caught on tape. Police were canvassing the area to determine if any cameras recorded the shooting.
No one was in custody late Wednesday morning.
Residents in Uptown said they were shocked and horrified by the shooting.
“I wonder the safety of our streets, and next I wonder what’s going on. Why are people getting shot every day?” Danielle Duze said. I’m a nurse, and I take care of so many kids who are shot. We have to do something about it. It’s horrible.”
Uptown resident Erick Lewis said “young people need to put down the guns.”
“They need to channel all that negative into positive things, and the world would be a much better place,” he said.
Police have not said if the young woman was the intended target, but she was not in a gang, and Area North detectives were trying to figure out what led up to the shooting.