Shots fired, man grazed near Thorndale Red Line station

The shooting occurred on this block of Thorndale, just west of the CTA station. | Google

Chicago police are investigating after a man was shot while exiting his car near the Thorndale Red Line on Wednesday evening. He is the seventh person shot in Edgewater this year.

The victim, 24, had just stepped out of his car and was walking toward a liquor store when the shots were fired around 10:08 p.m. He told police he saw another man turn and start running, followed by the sound of gunfire.

He returned to his car and went to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment of a graze wound to his leg, according to a CPD report.

Police found several shell casings outside the Thorndale CTA station.

According to the victim, the gunman is a thin Black male, about 5’7″ tall, with a short Afro. The suspect wore a black shirt, shorts, and a mask.

Immediately before the shooting, CPD license plate readers spotted a stolen car about a block east of the Thorndale station that had been used in at least one other shooting. It’s unclear if there is a connection between the people in that car and Wednesday’s shooting.

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