Woman shot and robbed on Northwest Side

CHICAGO -- A woman was shot on the Northwest side in what started as a purse-snatching.

It happened in the 5400 block of North Chester just east of O'Hare Airport.

The 55-year-old woman was walking home around midnight when two men walked up and demanded her purse. A struggle then ensued and one of the men took out a gun and shot the woman in the stomach.

The woman was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where she is reported to be in serious but stable condition.

The two men ran off with the woman's belongings and got into a car with another individual and drove off, police say.

The make and model of the vehicle is not known at this time, police say.