Police: Woman strikes bicyclist with car while driving to hospital after shooting

Joanne Lee, Reporter

A woman injured in a Rogers Park shooting hit a St. Francis Hospital employee with her car while driving herself and two others gunshot victims to the hospital, police said.

The 23-year-old woman was driving herself and two others to St. Francis Hospital in the 300 block of Ridge Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. when her car jumped the curb and struck a bicyclist, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Police said the three individuals, two women and one man, were shot in the 1500 block of Morse Avenue in Chicago, the same block where Medill previously operated a storefront newsroom for journalism classes.

The bicyclist, who works as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital, sustained a compound fracture on her left leg but is in stable condition, he said.

Police said the driver is not in custody and has not been charged.

This story has been updated with information about the shooting’s proximity to a former Medill storefront newsroom.

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