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Two young men have been shot in the City of Evanston during the last twenty-four hours.  The Evanston Police Department is currently investigating both incidents.  Current information indicates that these shootings were not random acts of violence and were related.

Evanston Police Chief Rich Eddington has deployed additional officers into the field this evening (Tuesday July 8) and additional officers will be assigned as needed in the coming days.  In addition, staff from the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services Youth and Young Adult Division are also working in the community with young people as a resource.

My thanks to all City staff for their dedicated service to the residents of Evanston.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents are asked to call the Evanston Police Department Detective Bureau at 847-866-5040 or utilize the anonymous test-a-tip program by texting CRIMES (274637) with EPD TIP in message line followed by the tip information.

— Wally Bobkiewicz, City Manager, City of Evanston