Gunmen fire more than 40 rounds, leaving 2 men injured in Edgewater

CHICAGO — Two men were seriously injured after dozens of shots were fired in an Edgewater alley on Wednesday evening. Chicago police said the victims were “uncooperative with providing details of the incident.”

Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 6000 block of North Kenmore around 7:56 p.m. Officers 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.

CPD did not release any suspect descriptions.

So far this year, eight 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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