Loyola Student Critically Wounded in Rogers Park Shooting

The 19-year-old woman was walking when someone fired shots from a vehicle, hitting her in the back

A 19-year-old Loyola University student was recovering Sunday after being shot and critically wounded in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

About 9:15 p.m. Friday, the student was walking with friends to a store in the 6700 block of North Clark when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle, according to Chicago Police.

The woman was shot in the lower back and taken in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. In an alert posted on Loyola’s website, the university confirmed she is a student.

A gray Nissan Altima was seen speeding away from the scene of the shooting, according to police, who said the woman was not the intended target.

On Sunday, the student was recovering after undergoing surgery, according to a message sent by Alderman Joe Moore. He added that police believe the shooting was gang-related, and that investigators are examining surveillance video as well as shell casings to determine if they can be traced to a certain weapon.

The police department will be "saturating" the area with both uniformed and plain clothed officers, according to Moore.

Anyone will information is asked to call Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8261. Tips can also be submitted to Tipsoft.com.

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