Woman shot during domestic violence incident in DeKalb, suspect at large: Police

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DeKALB – One woman was shot and hospitalized late Tuesday night in a shooting, and DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd said one person of interest remains at large.

It’s the second shooting in DeKalb reported within the past 48 hours, after an unrelated midday shooting Monday blocks from an elementary school on East Taylor Street in DeKalb left a teenager injured.

Authorities are investigating both shootings.

The Tuesday incident reported around 9:30 p.m. Byrd said the shooting occurred in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 800 block of Ridge Drive on DeKalb’s north side.

A woman was shot in the buttocks and taken by DeKalb paramedics to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in good condition, Byrd said.

Byrd said Wednesday investigators believe now the incident was the product of an isolated argument, and may not have been domestic in nature. A suspect remains at large as of Wednesday.

A citywide alert message sent by the DeKalb Police Department about 9:40 p.m. alerted area residents of the incident under investigation. Authorities asked that those in the surrounding area avoid the block until further notice.

This story was updated at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 23, 2022 with additional information from DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd. An update was added to this story at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 24, 2022 from Byrd. Additional updates could occur.

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