CHICAGO — A Northwestern University student was shot multiple times while standing in a park in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood.
The shooting happened around 10:18 p.m. Monday at Willye B White Park, located at 1600 block of West Howard Street. Police said the 19-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen and chest and transported to St. Francis Hospital in good condition.
According to Ald. Maria Hadden, the young woman is a student at Northwestern University. The alderperson also said additional patrols will be in the area for the next several days and the Memorial Day holiday.
Rogers Park resident Eva McCann lives just north of Willye B White Park. She told SGN News that she woke up to come commotion.
“Neighbors sending me texts saying, ‘How many shots did you hear this time?'” McCann said. “The scary part is, I usually get in from work late at night and I’m usually walking down this street around 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.”
Residents say shootings are all too common near Willye B White Park.
“It’s so sad that people can’t come outside and enjoy the neighborhood like they want in the beautiful weather like they want to,” said local Robbie Staggers.
No one is in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to call Chicago police or Ald. Hadden’s office.