72-year-old woman shot dead while pushing child in stroller

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A 72-year-old woman was shot dead in Lake View on Thursday afternoon.

The shooting took place in the 3100 block of North Broadway.

At approximately 1:36 p.m., the woman was walking on the sidewalk when she was struck in the upper left thigh.

The victim came from the suburbs and was accompanied by two relatives. She was shot while pushing a toddler in a stroller.

She was taken to hospital in good condition.

“It’s appalling and very different from this neighborhood. It’s very safe, very family-friendly here,” said one Lake View resident.

Trisha Kurtz knows CPR and works at a nearby bike shop. She immediately went to help the victim.

“She was talking and in a lot of pain,” Kurtz said.

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North Broadway remains a popular destination with dozens of small businesses.

The area is regularly flooded with people. Lake View residents are now predicting that ongoing crime will keep many people away.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

Police are investigating a shooting in the 3100 block of North Broadway on Thursday afternoon. | Caroline Hurley/Chicago Sun-Times

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