Shooting leaves man seriously wounded near Berwyn Red Line station

Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a man seriously injured near the Berwyn Red Line station in Edgewater.

Someone shot the 24-year-old victim in his chest as he walked on the 1100 block of West Berwyn around 12:34 a.m. Sunday, police said. A relative dropped the man off at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

Police said the man told investigators that he did not see the gunman, and he didn’t even know where the shooting happened. Cops determined that he was shot at the Berwyn location, where officers found shell casings and parked vehicles riddled with bullet holes minutes earlier.

The victim has been convicted of felony gun charges twice as an adult, according to court records. He is the fifth person shot in Edgewater this year. The neighborhood had four shooting victims at this point last year, according to city records.

Area Three detectives are handling the shooting investigation.

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