The Oak Park Police Department is investigating the shooting of a Blue Island woman, who sustained a gunshot wound to her back while in Oak Park late Wednesday night.
“I do not believe this to be a random incident,” Commander Paul Kane told Wednesday Journal.
The woman told police she had been walking on the sidewalk in the first block of Washington Boulevard at 11:19 p.m., May 18, when a man in a black minivan began shouting at her. She then heard a very loud popping noise, which was immediately followed by pain in her lower back.
The cause of the pain was found to be a gunshot wound, for which she was immediately taken to Loyola University Medical Center. She was released the following morning from the hospital and was subsequently interviewed by detectives.