Police released a second surveillance image Thursday showing a man on a bicycle who they believe shot a woman in a crowd in broad daylight in the city's Fulton River District, just block from Chicago's Loop.
The alleged gunman was captured on surveillence video riding a bike Wednesday while dressed in dark clothing and wearing a black baseball cap, white gym shoes and a backpack with a cup tucked into its pocket.
Authorities said the man is believed to be the gunman who shot a 29-year-old woman as she was walking on a sidewalk with two acquaintances around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of North Milwaukee Ave.
There, police said a man rode up on a bicycle and fired a single gunshot at the victim.
Officers said they responded to a call of a person down and bleeding and found the victim with a gunshot wound to the back. Police also said the suspect fled northbound in a bicycle on Milwaukee Avenue.
During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Supt. Eddie Johnson said it may have been a targeted incident as they believe the shooter passed by a group of individuals and went directly to her; however, that is based on preliminary information.
The victim was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, police said, adding that she was expected to be undergo surgery.
Authorities had already released a grainy image of the offender, captured from nearby surveillance video, in hopes of identifying him. Thursday's photo is a clearer image.
Police urged anyone who recognizes the man or sees someone wearing similar clothing in the area to call 911 or report a tip at cpdtip.com.