New Police Video Of Bicycle-Riding Gunman Who Shot Woman

Sun-Times Media Wire
September 19, 2019 - 10:12 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- New surveillance video shows a suspected gunman who shot a woman Wednesday morning as she was walking in the Fulton River District.

Chicago police released video Thursday evening showing the suspect in a local bike repair shop in the 600 block of West Fulton about an hour before the shooting.

No arrests have been made in the shooting that targeted the 29-year-old woman as she walked near her workplace around noontime in the bustling West Loop.

She was on a sidewalk with two acquaintances when a male rode up on a bike and fired a single shot without stopping or saying a word, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said in a news conference.

The woman was shot in the back and rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Johnson said. She underwent surgery and was expected to survive.

The attack happened about 11:50 a.m. in the 200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, police said.

Shortly after the shooting, police released surveillance photos of the suspected gunman riding a mountain bike. The low definition images showed a man in dark clothing and light-colored shoes.

Johnson said the woman may have been targeted by the gunman. She was in an area that rarely sees gang conflict, he said.

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