Man shot while walking in Edgewater, police say

CHICAGO — A man is recovering this morning after someone shot him near an Edgewater elementary school overnight. Chicago police did not offer a motive for the shooting.

CPD said the 60-year-old was walking in the 1500 block of West Granville when a white sedan pulled up around 3:22 a.m. Someone fired shots from inside the car, striking him in the left foot, according to police. The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital in fair condition.

Evidence markers were placed beside six shell casings that police found on the street and sidewalk near Hayt Elementary School.

The victim is the fourth person shot in Edgewater this year, up from two at this point last year and three as of this date in 2022. This year’s other three victims were all Senn High School students, shot as they walked from school on January 31.

One of the students, Daveon Gibson, 16, succumbed to his injuries. Prosecutors have charged two Uplift High School students with the crime.

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