2 shot while walking in Edgewater on Thursday afternoon

CHICAGO — A man and a teenage boy are recovering after being shot by a drive-by gunman in Edgewater this afternoon, Chicago police said.

The victims, ages 18 and 16, were walking in the 1100 block of West Catalpa when someone opened fire on them from a dark vehicle around 3:35 p.m., according to a CPD statement. Each victim suffered gunshot wounds to an arm and a leg. They were taken to St. Francis Hospital in good condition.

Investigators found 12 shell casings and a firearm at the shooting scene. How the gun ended up at the scene has yet to be determined.

So far this year, six people have been shot in Edgewater. That compares to five victims in all of last year. In 2022, the neighborhood had two shooting victims by April 4 and ten for the full year.

This year’s count includes three Senn High School students shot, one fatally, as they walked from campus on January 31. Charges have been filed in the case

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