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Published on February 24, 2024
Woman Injured in Chicago's Brainerd Neighborhood by Stray Bullet Inside Her HomeSource: Google Street View

A woman became an unforeseen victim of gunfire from the streets, taking a bullet inside her Far South Side home late Friday night, as per Chicago authorities. The 37-year-old was inside her residence on the 9100 block of South Loomis Street in Chicago's Brainerd neighborhood when shots rang out at approximately 10:15 p.m., with a stray bullet finding its way through a window and into her leg.

According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, police arrived to find the wounded woman following reports of a shooting, yet the source of the violent disturbance remains unidentified, and the shot that struck the woman was described as one that veered unpredictably it's not certain whether she was the intended target of the gunfire. While the WLS article confirms that emergency services promptly transported her to Little Company of Mary Hospital, her condition was fortunately listed as good.

In the wake of the incident, the neighborhood's safety becomes a question circulating amidst shocked residents, yet clear answers are scant as police have not apprehended anyone in connection to the shooting. Area Two Detectives are pouring over the details of the case, leaving stones unturned in hopes that light will be shed on the motivations and identity hidden behind the gun's trigger.