Evanston police say a 59-year-old employee of St. Francis Hospital was struck by a car as she road her bicycle on the sidewalk in the 900 block of Austin Street near the hospital about 10:23 p.m. Thursday.

The car that hit her, Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says, was driven by a 23-year-old woman — one of three people in that car who’d been shot a few minutes earlier while the car was stopped in the 1500 block of West Morse Avenue in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

The car, Dugan said, jumped the curb as the driver was turning off Ridge Avenue onto Austin heading for the hospital emergency room.

Dugan says the car’s driver continued on to the emergency room entrance where she told  hospital personnel about the collision.

The gunshot victims, a 30-year-old woman, the 23-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man — all were shot in the back and are listed in serious condition at St. Francis.

The bicyclist suffered a compound fracture to the leg but is listed in stable condition at the hospital.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. This is a hard call and any

    This is a hard call and any charges need to wait a while until the shooting is investigated. There should be some charge after all circumstances are known and I would think it should be a lessor charge.

    I would think there will be a civil lawsuite filed by the victum of the hit and run.

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