A woman was shot by a bicyclist Wednesday morning in the Fulton River District, just blocks from the Loop.
The 29-year-old woman was walking on a sidewalk with two acquaintances in the 200 block of North Milwaukee Ave. at around 11:50 a.m., when a man rode up on a bicycle and fired a single gunshot at the victim, Chicago police said.
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.
She was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, police said, and was said to be undergoing surgery.
Authorities released an image of the offender, captured from nearby surveillance video, in hopes of identifying him.
The suspect was described as a male on a bicycle wearing dark clothing, a black baseball cap, and light-colored gym shoes, according to CPD.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or visit cpdtip.com