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New Video Shows ‘Prime Suspect’ In Bike Shop Hour Before Downtown Bike Shooting, Police Say

The alleged gunman walked into a bicycle shop to have a repair made on his bike, according to the police department.

Surveillance footage of the alleged gunman who shot a woman in the 200 block of Milwaukee Avenue Wednesday morning, police said.
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FULTON RIVER DISTRICT —  New video released by the Chicago Police Department shows a man in a bike shop they believe to be the gunman on a bike who shot a 29-year-old woman Downtown Wednesday.

The man in the video, wearing a black baseball cap, black clothes, a black backpack and white sneakers, brought his mountain bike into the shop less than an hour before the shooting just before noon Wednesday, according to police.

In the video, the man’s face is seen as he removes the baseball cap and wipes his head with a paper towel.

Police released the surveillance footage late Thursday and uploaded the video on Facebook early Friday morning.

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Karie James, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department, said the man entered the shop to have repairs completed on the bike. Police are not releasing the name of the bike shop but it is located near the scene of the shooting.

The man in the bike shop has been classified as a “prime suspect” in the case based on “new evidence,” Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

At 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, the 29-year-old woman was walking in the the 200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue with a group of at least four people when she was shot in the back, police said.

Police believe the gunman targeted the woman.

The woman was immediately taken to Northwestern Hospital, and is expected to survive, police said. 

Witnesses said the gunman was on a dark-colored mountain bike. He had a backpack, dark pants and t-shirt, a baseball cap and white shoes, police spokesman Howard Ludwig said.

No other information was available Friday, police said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.