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Following the violence that occurred at the McDonalds just west of Dodge on Dempster Street on Friday, April 15, the residents of Evanston’s West Village will gather Sunday night, April 17th at 6 p.m. at the corner of Dodge Avenue and Dempster to stand together in a visible expression of the neighborhood’s commitment to end violence in the community and  city.  

One young man is hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Five young men are in custody. Six families lives are changed forever. Children and families in the restaurant were traumatized

Neighborhood resident Dickelle Fonda said, “Our community is standing against this violence and saying it is not an inevitability in our city or in the world.” 

 Residents of Evanston’s West Village and the community at large; joined by State Rep. Robyn Gabel and city officials, will partake in a  vigil of commitment to Stop the Violence. The vigil will take place on April 17 at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Dodge Avenue and Dempster Street.