2 men shot in West Ridge, police say

Chicago — Two men were shot Sunday night while traveling in a car on the Far North Side, Chicago police said.

The victims were heading west in the 2700 block of West Peterson when someone fired shots at them from another car around 9:22 p.m. They continued driving until they arrived at Swedish Covenant Hospital, where they sought treatment.

The men were shot while riding in a car in the 2700 block of West Peterson. | Multiplottr

Chicago police said a 20-year-old man was in fair condition with a graze wound to his head, and a 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his right ankle.

Investigators found more than 20 shell casings at the crime scene, where bullets struck the windows of a restaurant and at least two cars. No other injuries were reported.

Editor’s note: CPD released a media statement that said the shooting occurred at 10:40 p.m., but radio transmissions show 911 callers reported the gunfire at 9:22 p.m.

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