CHICAGO (WLS) –A woman in her late 40s who was fatally shot in the chest Friday afternoon after she left a Starbucks in the Bronzeville neighborhood, was a “completely innocent” victim, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said.
A man in his 20s, who was also shot and wounded, was the intended targeted, Johnson said. He said he was a documented gang member.
Police are searching for the male shooter.The incident happened at about 4 p.m. at 35th and South State streets, across from the Illinois Tech campus and down the street from U.S. Cellular Field.
The woman was shot in the street. She was not with the male shooting victim, police said.
The shooting occurred just two blocks from the CPD headquarters, less than an hour after police held a press conference boasting about the arrest of nearly 140 people in connection to drug and guns offenses.