Edgewater: Man shot, seriously injured at exact same address where 2 were shot earlier this week

CHICAGO — After two people were shot as gunmen fired more than 40 rounds in the 6000 block of North Kenmore on Wednesday night, local Ald. Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth (48th) did the same thing every alderman does after a shooting: She sent an email assuring residents that “this incident is believed to be isolated.”

The old “isolated incident” phrase is meaningless, of course. Virtually all shootings are “isolated” unless an active gunman is roaming around town.

We’ll be watching to see if Manaa-Hoppenworth has anything to say today after another person was shot overnight at the exact same address as Wednesday’s victims.

Police responded to the 6000 block of North Kenmore at 12:44 a.m. after receiving calls of shots fired. They found a 48-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his torso, according to CPD. Officers located one shell casing at the scene.

In a press statement, police said the victim “was uncooperative with details.” He’s in fair condition at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

On Wednesday evening, two men were shot and seriously injured at the exact same location, 6002 North Kenmore.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired at 7:56 p.m. and discovered dozens of shell casings in the alley, estimating a total of 40 rounds fired. But the victims were not there when CPD arrived. They jumped into a Chevy Traverse, and a third man drove them to Swedish Hospital for treatment. The men were later transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Police said a 23-year-old man shot in the chest was in serious condition. A 20-year-old man shot in the shoulder was in fair condition. 

Investigators found the Chevy Traverse abandoned outside the hospital. Surveillance video showed its driver running away after dropping off the injured men.

So far this year, seven people have been shot in Edgewater. The neighborhood had five shooting victims for all of last year. It had six as of this date in 2022.

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