Man, 82, in critical condition after being shot in back while walking dog

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CHICAGO — Homer Donehue, 82, was walking his dog near a younger couple around 10:40 p.m. Thursday, when a man dressed in all black and wearing a ski mask opened fire, police say.

The 22-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder, and the 31-year-old man was shot in the ankle. Donehue was shot in the back.

"He's walking the dog and didn't even make it two doors down and they shot my father down," said Rhonda Donehue, the victim's daughter.

Paramedics worked on Donehue at the scene, and rushed him to University of Chicago Medical Center, where family have been by his side ever since. Police say he was not the intended target, and they're investigating if and why the two younger victims were targeted. No one is in custody.

"My father is sitting up there in intensive care with a machine breathing for him while these fools are out here on the street," Rhonda Donehue said.

According to family, Homer Donehue married his high school sweetheart, has five grown children, and is a retired electrical engineer. He's lived in west chatham for more than 60 years. His daughters say he would give you the shirt off his back.

"You couldn't knock on that door and not get what you needed if he didn't have it he would go to the store and get it," Rhonda Donehue said. "He would go in the basement and garage and get it for you."

Donehue remains in critical condition on a ventilator, as police work to find the man who shot him.

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