Man on bicycle shoots woman on Near West Side: police

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CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a 28-year-woman was shot on Chicago’s Near West Side Wednesday.

It happened just after noon in the 200 block of North Milwaukee. Police said the woman was walking on the sidewalk with coworkers headed to lunch.  A man on a bicycle rode up to the sidewalk and fired a gun.  The woman was shot once in the back.

The woman was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery.  She has stabilized.

Police released an image of the man with the gun.  The image shows a man on a mountain bike dressed in dark clothing wearing a backpack. Police said he was also wearing light-colored gym shoes and had a handgun.

The investigation continues.

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