(CBS) – A 23-year-old pregnant woman was one of two people shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Monday afternoon, neighbors tell CBS 2 at the scene of the shooting.

Police say the woman was shot in the stomach and taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital after someone approached her and a companion in the 900 block of West 53rd Street and began firing. The suspect fled down a gangway. Also hit was a man, 25, who was shot in the back and also taken to Stroger, police said.

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The incident occurred around 3:20 p.m.

Neighbors at the scene tell CBS 2 the female victim was pregnant and near her due date.  She was identified as Crystal Myers.

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“It was like fireworks,” says Norma Diaz, who knows both shooting victims.

Crisis responder Andrew Holmes says Monday’s shooting may have been retaliatory to a shooting that occurred a day earlier. Police could not confirm that. The male victim is a documented gang member, authorities said.

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