Gunman kills dog, wounds human in Edgewater attack

Update 6 p.m. — The shooting occurred during an attempted robbery, Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) said today in an email to constituents.

A man is injured and his dog is dead after a gunman opened fire on them in Edgewater this morning, police said. Cops did not provide a motive for the attack.

The victim, 35, was with his dog on the 5200 block of North Winthrop when the offender walked up and shot them around 4:54 a.m., according to a CPD statement. He then ran from the scene.

The shooting occurred on Winthrop, just north of Foster Avenue. | Multiplottr

One bullet struck the man in his right calf, but he was wearing a cast and did not immediately realize that he had been shot, according to a CPD report. EMS took him to St. Francis Hospital in fair condition.

The dog, which a neighbor said is a Schnauzer, died at the scene.

Some witnesses reported seeing two men wearing ski masks running from the area after the shooting, but police did not release any information about them, nor did they connect those men to the crime.

An officer at the scene said the shooter is a thin Black male who stands about 5’10” tall. He wore a dark top with blue jeans.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation.

Today’s shooting is the third of the year for Edgewater.

On February 21, a man of unknown age was walking in the 5200 block of North Sheridan when he was shot around 4:23 p.m., according to a CPD media statement. EMS took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition with a gunshot wound to his left arm. A witness in the nearby Mariano’s said the man frequents the area and is known to disturb local businesses.

On January 13, an armed robber shot a man who witnessed a hold-up unfolding on the 5900 block of North Glenwood. Charges have been filed in that case.

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