A 64-year-old woman was killed and a 13-year-old boy was critically wounded in separate shootings Friday night in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the city’s North Side, police said.
The woman was not the intended target of the shooting, which happened about 6:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of North Glenwood, less than one block south of the CTA Red Line Morse stop, Chicago Police said.
She suffered a gunshot wound to the head when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle as she stood on the sidewalk, police said. She was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not confirmed her death.
A half hour earlier, the boy was shot in his back less than a mile away as he walked in the 2100 block of West Touhy, police said. He was also taken to Saint Francis Hospital in critical condition.
Police said the two shootings were being investigated by Area North detectives as separate instances Friday night.