Thursday, June 13, 2019

Edgewater: Shots fired near Hollywood & Sheridan, teen charged

A 17-year-old boy is facing felony charges for firing a handgun during a dispute in the Edgewater neighborhood on Monday evening, police said.

Several men were involved in a verbal altercation near the intersection of Hollywood Avenue and Sheridan Road around 8:45 p.m. when the teen pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds, according to 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman and CPD. No one was injured.

Officers used surveillance footage to track down the offender, police said.

The teen is charged as a juvenile with one felony count of reckless discharge of a firearm.

Osterman said at least two other “shots fired” incidents were reported in his ward on Sunday and Monday.

Shots were fired on the 6000 block of N. Kenmore around 9 p.m. on Sunday, damaging property and leaving no one injured, Osterman said.

More shots were fired between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. near the intersection of Winona and Winthrop, according to the alderman. Again, no injuries were reported.

“I am working closely with the 20th and 24th Police District commanders to directly address these issues,” Osterman said in an email to constituents. “There will be increased police presence in the impacted areas.”
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