Edgewater shooting leaves 2 men in serious condition

Two men are hospitalized following a double-shooting in the Edgewater neighborhood Friday afternoon, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victims were in a parking area on the 1700 block of West Thome when shots rang out around 1:31 p.m., according to police and a witness.

Shortly after the shooting, the men arrived at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in a bullet-riddled minivan, according to officers at the scene.

A 31-year-old West Ridge man was taken into surgery with gunshot wounds to his abdomen, side, back, and knee. The other victim, a 27-year-old Albany Park man, received gunshot wounds to his abdomen, side, hip, and left buttock. Police said both men are in serious condition.

Witnesses reported seeing a black Cadillac driving away from the shooting scene after gunfire broke out. Police found shell casings and an ammunition magazine on Thome.

Other witnesses said the injured men also fired shots and their van may have been driven by a woman.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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