Woman shot during armed robbery in West Town


Silvia Berger*

Unloading her car in the 1900 block of W Erie St., Silvia Berger, 69, was shot during a robbery, Nov. 27, at approximately 7:30 p.m. 

"I was walking back out to move the car from the alley and there was a car that was blocking it behind me," Berger told ABC7

Wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a young man came from the car and ran to the driver side of her car to take her purse. 

"Even when he pulled the gun out, it never occurred to me that he was really going to shoot me," she said. 

"I closed the door on him and started screaming and he popped it back. And I went after him and we struggled over my bag and he shot me." 

After shooting her in the left leg, the offender sped off in the car blocking Berger's car.

Area surveillance videos are being reviewed for a Dodge Caravan that is maroon and wood.


*Photo source ABC7 video report



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