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Serial Rapist In Chatham, Grand Crossing Has Attacked 4 Women This Summer

The man targets women walking alone.

A 14-year-old girl who was shot in the head Wednesday was listed in critical condition at Comer Children’s Hospital, officials said.
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CHATHAM — Police are warning residents in Chatham and Grand Crossing about a serial rapist responsible for at least four attacks this summer.

Police said the same man has attacked four women by pulling a gun and taking them to a secluded area.

In each incident, a man approaches the victim as she walks alone and pulls a gun before sexually assaulting and robbing her.

According to police, four attacks took place in the last two months:

— 5 a.m. on July 12 on the 7600 block of South Evans Avenue

— 5:30 a.m. on July 25 on the 7400 block of South Vernon Avenue

— midnight on Aug. 6 on the 7400 block of South King Drive

— 2 p.m. Aug. 23 on the 7700 block of South Langley Ave

The rapist is described as a black man with black hair, 20-30 years of age, between 130 to 160 pounds, and 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was wearing a white t-shirt, blue shorts, and gym shoes, and was last seen near the 6700 block of South Prairie Avenue.

Chicago Police urged residents to be aware of their surroundings, walk in pairs, remember any unique physical characteristics of the suspect and report any suspicious activity.

Those with any information are urged to contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380.