EVANSTON, IL — Detectives are investigating a late-night shooting that wounded two Evanston teens over the weekend, police said.
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Custer Avenue for multiple calls of gunfire in the area, according to Evanston police.
No one involved in the shooting was still there when police arrived, but about five minutes later, a 19-year-old Evanston man showed up at St. Francis Hospital with gunshot wounds to his back and left side, police said. He remained hospitalized as of Monday evening.
An 18-year-old Evanston man who suffered a graze wound to the arm was released after being treated at the hospital a couple blocks from scene of the shooting, police said.
Investigators learned the teens had been sitting in a car parked in an alley between Custer and Sherman avenues and north of Mulford Street with another person when the shooter approached on foot, according to Cmdr. Brian Henry.
The attacker fired seven shots into the parked car, striking both men, Henry said. The third occupant, an 18-year-old Skokie woman, was not hit.
No descriptions of the shooter or any associated vehicle was available for release Monday.
Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact detectives by calling 847-866-5040 or texting EPDTIP and a message to 274637.
The shooting is the year's second reported in Evanston — and the first since the city entered a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak. In 2019, at least eight people were shot in Evanston, one fatally.
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