Woman Shot by Pellet Gun During Road Rage Incident

Police say woman was shot by a passenger in another car during verbal argument

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    Hemanuel Enriquez-Ramirez, 27, is charged with one misdemeanor count of battery.

    A suspect is in custody after a woman was shot in the head with a pellet gun during an apparent road rage incident Friday afternoon in north suburban Skokie.

    Just before 3:30 p.m. Friday, the victim, a 36-year-old woman, was driving westbound in the 2100 block of Touhy Avenue in Chicago when she was involved in a “traffic altercation with a driver in a tan Chevrolet SUV,” a statement from Skokie police said.

    The vehicles continued westbound, and the occupants “both exchanged words with each other as they continued into Skokie,” police said.

    In the 5500 block of Touhy Ave., with both vehicles stopped in traffic, the woman was shot in the head with a pellet gun by the front-seat passenger in the SUV, police said.

    The woman got the license plate number, called police, and “followed the SUV into Niles before losing sight of it,” police said.

    The woman suffered minor injuries, and was later released from Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, police said.

    Shortly after the incident, Chicago Police officers pulled over the SUV in the in 5500 block of North Francisco. Investigators later arrested Hemanuel Enriquez-Ramirez in the 4900 block of North Spaulding, police said.

    Enriquez-Ramirez, 20, of the 7400 block of North Damen, was charged with one misdemeanor count of battery. He was released after posting 10 percent of a $1,500 bond and scheduled to appear in court Sept. 2 in Skokie, police said.