EDGEWATER — Police nabbed seven suspects who attempted to flee after an Edgewater shooting earlier in the week, Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) said.
"The assailants tried to vacate the area via the Red Line, but were stopped and apprehended due to the swift actions of the Chicago Police Department," Osterman said in an email to constituents Wednesday.
Shots were fired about 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of West Thorndale Avenue near the street's "L" station and several vehicles were hit with gunfire, he said, but there were no reported injuries.
In all, five juveniles and two adults were arrested and charged "with various crimes, including unlawful use of a weapon," the alderman said.
Chicago Police didn't respond to a request for more information regarding the people who were charged in the crimes.
Last week — about a block away — a 23-year-old man was shot during day in the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue.
Osterman said that shooting was "gang related."
"In light of recent events in this area, and at my urging, the Chicago Police Department increased their presence in this area by adding patrols," Osterman said Wednesday, which contributed "to the quick response time and apprehension of these individuals."