CHICAGO - An elderly woman was injured this afternoon after an unknown person(s) opened fire on her house on the city's south side, authorities said.
The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. this afternoon on the 8900 block of S. Normal Avenue near the intersection with W. 90th Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city's south side.
Police said a 71-year-old woman was inside a residence on the above block when she was shot in the right leg by an unknown offender(s). The elderly woman was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.
Any time an elderly woman was shot would be a story, but we learned the severity of the shooting was more serious than the brief update provided by Chicago Police thanks to @SPOTNEWSonIG who was able to pull from scanner traffic that the woman's house was "shot up" and that more than 25 rifle casings were found by detectives on the scene.
It's unclear if the 71-year-old victim was the only person in the residence at the time, but she is listed as the only injury that occurred in the shooting.
There is no one in custody. Area Two Detectives are investigating.
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