Drive-by shooting in CVS parking lot critically injures woman

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NORTH AURORA, Ill. -- A man suspected of committing a drive-by shooting in a CVS parking lot and critically injuring a woman Saturday is still at large, police said Sunday.

According to police, a man driving by in a burgundy Chrysler opened fire on a parked car full of people around 8:45 p.m. Saturday before speeding away. A 21-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound and an 11-year-old boy suffered minor injuries from broken glass.

The driver then led police on a chase that ended near the corner of N. Randall Rd. and Monomoy street. Authorities say the suspect ditched the car, and was able to escape into the nearby Randall West apartment complex.

Neighbors who witnessed the search last night said the situation is deeply unsettling. Erin Porter is a mother and said she's still shaken, because the armed suspect may be hiding out in her apartment complex.

"He was on foot somewhere in here, so there’s no telling if he ran into someone’s house. That’s very unclear at this point,” Porter said.

The injured woman was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where she was in critical condition.

“It’s terrible. It’s scary. I have a daughter of my own,” said neighbor Mike Ortiz.

Police are still looking for the gunman, who they describe as a black man with dreadlocks, last seen wearing a blue hoodie. They say the shooting was likely a targeted attack.

“I pray they get this guy. The fact that they ditched the car here, they must be local," Ortiz said.

Even though the suspect is still out there, police say there is no direct threat to the general public.


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