Cops: Drive-by gunman shoots victim in Edgewater

A 19-year-old man was shot five times by a drive-by gunman in the Edgewater neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim was standing on the 6000 block of North Winthrop when he looked up and saw a man shooting at him from a white sedan around 4:08 p.m., according to a CPD statement.

Police said the victim “sustained five gunshot wounds throughout the body,” but was nonetheless listed in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Another report indicated the man was shot twice in his right hand, twice in his left wrist, and once on his left side.

A witness reported seeing a black male wearing a blue hoodie firing from the passenger seat of a white Volkswagen that bore Wisconsin plates. The car was last seen heading southbound on Winthrop, police said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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