Two shot at Edgewater Red Line stop
Posted by bpriddis on November 2, 2012
By Brian Priddis
Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:
One man was shot in the chest and another wounded in the foot during a shooting this afternoon in the Edgewater neighborhood.
The injured were both taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition after paramedics responded to a shooting in the 1100 block of West Thorndale Avenue about 1:20 p.m., said Fire Department spokesman Will Knight.
The victims are both men, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
One was seriously wounded in the chest while the other was shot in the foot and his condition had stabilized, said Veejay Zala, another spokesman for the Chicago Police.
An employee who answered the phone at a liquor store at the Thorndale address said he called the police when he heard shots being fired.
“There was a shooting by the Thorndale train station, which is next to us,’’ he said.
The worker said he recognized one of the victims from the neighborhood and said that person may have entered a nearby computer store either shortly before he was shot or afterwards.
“Thorndale is very quiet,’’ he said. “We don’t have stuff like this. I’ve been here 30 years.’’