Edgewater shooting sends 2 men to hospital

One man was shot in the chest and a teen 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.

One was seriously wounded in the chest while the other was shot in the foot and his condition has stabilized, said Veejay Zala, another spokesman for the Chicago Police.

Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said the more seriously wounded of the two is 16. The other is 32.

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.’’

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