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On April 1, at approximately 1:33 p.m., the Evanston Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls reporting gun shots being fired in the 300 block of Custer Avenue. No persons were struck by the gunfire, but an unoccupied vehicle parked on the street was struck by three projectiles, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. Callers provided a description of a vehicle involved in the incident, which officers responding to the area were able to locate. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the south alley of the 600 block of Oakton Street, but two male passengers fled on foot.
One of the men that fled, a 22 year old Evanston resident, was located hiding in the rear stairwell of an apartment building in the 400 block of Callan Avenue, said the Commander. A loaded .22 caliber North American Arms semi-automatic handgun was also located in the area where man was taken into custody.
The second man, a 23 year old Evanston resident, was located approximately thirty minutes later hiding in an apartment in the 600 block of Hull Terrace, said the Commander. A loaded Bryco 9mm semi-automatic handgun was also recovered at the same location.
Both men were transported to the Evanston Police Department. On April 2, the Cook County States Attorney Office felony review unit approved felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon against one man, and aggravated discharge of a weapon against the other man, said the Commander.