A woman was shot and seriously wounded in a home invasion in the Austin neighborhood this evening.
The woman, age 47, was shot at her home in the 5000 block of West Van Buren
Street about 6:10 p.m.
The woman was at home in her room when she was confronted by a man wearing a
hooded sweatshirt and a mask.
The woman struggled with the man and was shot, then chased him, and then saw
a second home invader near stairs leading down from her room. The two invaders
fled out the front door of the residence.
The woman suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and leg and was taken to
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, where she was in serious condition, but had been