A 32-year-old woman was shot near a South Side elementary school this afternoon while with her two children, including a baby she was carrying, but there were no reports of students or staff being injured.
Paramedics were sent to the 1600 block of East 93rd Street around 3:30 p.m., on the same block as the Amelia Earhart Elementary School, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
Langford said the victim is a woman who was shot in the chest and sent to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.
The woman was carrying a baby when she was shot, but the child was not harmed, a source said. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, with the bullet travelling through her body.
A woman was shot in the 1700 block of East 93rd Street about 3:27 p.m., and her condition had been stabilized, according to Police News Affairs, which had no details about the circumstances of the shooting, including the woman's age.
The victim told police she was walking up to a residence with her two children, a 1-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy, when she heard what she thought were a series of fireworks, according to a police report.
After hearing another series, she felt a burning sensation to her chest and realized she’d been shot, the report said.
Police found a witness who told police while he was driving when he saw a gunman firing numerous shots at an male he did not know who was running southbound on Cornell Avenue from 93rd, the report said.
After hitting the woman, shots also pieced the front picture window of one home and upper level siding of another home.
The school was placed on lockdown by responding officers, the report said.
No one was in custody.
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