Saturday, June 29, 2019

Lakeview woman grazed when ex-boyfriend opens fire in apartment building

The shooting was reported at 426 West Briar. | Google
A 29-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet when her ex-boyfriend opened fire in her Lakeview East apartment building overnight, police said. The offender is in custody. She is the third person shot in the neighborhood since June 8th.

Several people were gathered at the woman’s apartment in the 400 block of West Briar just before 1 a.m. when the 32-year-old pulled out a handgun. At least one of the victim’s friends ran from the unit and called police while hiding in a laundry room.

Other occupants of the building told arriving officers that shots had been heard and police found the offender holding a handgun in a rear stairwell on the fifth floor, according to sources. Two shell casings were found in a nearby hallway.

One witness said the offender, who lives in the Chatham neighborhood, came to the victim’s apartment after he was caught cheating on her.

The victim was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition for treatment of a graze wound to her lower back.

CWBChicago will post an updated story when charges are approved.

Today’s incident is the third shooting reported in Lakeview East this month.

Around 1:30 a.m. on June 8th, a 27-year-old woman was shot in an apparently random attack as she walked home from work on the 600 block of West Surf. A white man on a bicycle who had been seen circling the block fired one shot at the victim as he passed by, striking her in the right side of her chest. A GoFundMe campaign to offset the woman’s medical bills and lost wages has raised over $9,600 so far.

Little Village resident Victor Ochoa, 30, was fatally shot early on June 17th as he rode in an SUV on the 2900 block of North Broadway. Ochoa was struck in the head and shoulder by someone who fired from another vehicle. The shooting stemmed from an earlier altercation between the parties near Belmont and Sheffield, police said.

On June 7th, the driver of a minivan that came under fire on Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park called for help from the parking lot of Walgreens, 3201 North Broadway in Lakeview East. Three passengers were critically wounded and 20-year-old Michael Medina was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the shooting was gang-related.

No one is in custody for any of the previous shootings.
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