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911 Dispatcher Shoots 18-Year-Old Woman In Road Rage Fight In McKinley Park: Police

By Stephen Gossett in News on Jul 20, 2017 5:00PM

Crime scene tape (Photo by LukaTDB via Shutterstock)

A 47-year-old woman—who works for the city as a dispatcher for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications—shot an 18-year-old woman on Wednesday afternoon in McKinley Park after a road rage altercation turned violent, according to police and reports.

There was a verbal argument between the two women during a traffic dispute in the 3500 block of South Ashland Avenue. The altercation turned physical at around 1:49 p.m., and the 47-year-old woman then shot the victim in the chest, according to police.

The woman who was shot reportedly had kids in her vehicle when the older woman fired shots into the car. "Eighteen year old female was shot, and she had children inside the car," activist Andrew Holmes told ABC7.

The 18-year-old woman was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition stabilized. The shooter was taken to the same hospital for a head injury. Her condition also stabilized, police said.

Police said that charges are now pending against the shooter, according to the Tribune.

This post has been updated.