HUMBOLDT PARK — One person is in custody in a home invasion and shooting on North Springfield Avenue that left a woman injured Wednesday afternoon.
A man forced his way into the home of a 20-year-old woman in the 1000 block of North Springfield Avenue at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday, and the two "exchanged words" before the man shot her, police spokeswoman Officer Janel Sedevic said.
The man then took off from the scene, and the woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
Police said it appears the two may have known each other, though it is unclear what the motive was. One person was in custody as of Thursday night.
"It sucks living around here," said a neighbor named Rick, who did not want his last name used for fear of retaliation. "This isn't the first shooting around here, but it's always stuff amongst themselves."
Darrick Eubanks, 41, has lived in the building next door for about a month and isn't sure how long he'll stay.
"I'm definitely freaked out," he said. "I haven't even unpacked, and I don't think I'm going to."
But Eubanks, who works as a mentor with teen boys, said whether or not he leaves he hopes to reach out to people in the area.
"I want to target the area, and maybe do something in the neighborhood," he said.