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Edgewater Shooting Monday Afternoon Sends Residents Running For Cover

gunOn Monday afternoon, as neighborhood residents walked their usual path from the busy Thorndale Red Line to get home for the evening, shots rang out at 3;45 p.m. It caused people to run for their lives not knowing where the shots were being fired. Many ducked into nearby businesses for cover. Only 45 minutes earlier, Swift Elementary students were recessed from school.

The shooting occurred at Broadway and Thorndale. According to a statement by Alderman Harry Osterman police were on the scene within minutes. His office said, “The Chicago Police Department is reviewing video footage as well as interviewing witnesses.  Additional police officers have been deployed to this area. Once I have more information, I will share it with the community in Friday’s newsletter.”

The incident left the area’s residents frazzled. One EVB reader who wishes to remain anonymous said, ” I heard shots, then police cars. I looked out the window and saw people running, but just wasn’t sure what was going on.”

There were no injuries and no arrests have been made in this latest shooting. It is currently under investigation by Chicago police. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, please contact Marko Zaric at 773-784-5277 or Marko@48thward.org.


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