2 shot during fight inside Edgewater apartment building

Two people were shot during a fight in Edgewater on Sunday evening. The suspect remained at large.

Police said a physical fight between three men broke out on a sidewalk in the 6000 block of North Winthrop around 10:53 p.m. One man then shot the others.

The location of the shooting is marked on this Google Earth image. | Google Earth

Officers at the scene, however, said shell casings were found in an apartment building’s first-floor hallway. At least one victim and the suspected gunman live in the building.

Police said a 45-year-old man was shot in the chest. He is in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital. The other man, 34, was shot in the right leg. He was listed in good condition at St. Francis, police said.

Officers said the younger victim was “very uncooperative” with the investigation.

The victims are the fourth and fifth persons shot in Edgewater this year, according to records maintained by CWBChicago. By comparison, five people were shot in Edgewater during all of last year. There were six shooting victims in the neighborhood during all of 2020, according to the city’s violence reduction dashboard.

Earlier this year in Edgewater:

  • An armed robber shot a 60-year-old man who intervened in hold-up on the 5900 block of North Glenwood on January 13. Prosecutors charged a 17-year-old boy.
  • On February 21, police said a man of unknown age was walking in the 5200 block of North Sheridan when he was shot around 4:23 p.m. EMS took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition with a gunshot wound to his left arm.
  • On March 4, a 35-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery while walking his dog on the 5200 block of North Winthrop, according to information from police and Ald. Harry Osterman (48th).

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