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Pregnant Woman Shot In Sauk Village

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A pregnant woman was wounded by a stray bullet Wednesday evening in far south suburban Sauk Village.

Sauk Village Police Chief Robert Kowalski said three men confronted the owner of a home in the 22400 block of Strassburg Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"They asked for an individual, and the name of the individual they asked for did not live at that house," he said.

The homeowner started closing the door, when one of the men pulled out a gun and fired a shot.

"The bullet went through a wall and struck the victim – an unintentional victim, at that – in the stomach area" Kowalksi said.


Kowalski said the woman was taken to a local hospital, and then transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She was in serious condition Thursday morning, but her baby's condition was not immediately available.

The three suspects fled the scene on foot. Police had only vague descriptions of the men.

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