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In response to a call about a shooting in the 1700 block of Emerson Street in the afternoon of July 29, Evanston Police officers stopped two male/juvenile subjects in the 1900 block of Darrow Avenue.
They recovered a .380 caliber Kel-Tec handgun from one of the subjects. Both juveniles were transported to the police department for further investigation. One juvenile was later released without charges.
The second juvenile, 16 years of age and a resident of Evanston was subsequently charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony; two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 felony; possession of a firearm by a member of a street gang, a Class 2 felony; not having a valid firearm owners identification card, a Class 3 felony; and reckless conduct , a Class A misdemeanor.
Because of his age, the Police Department released no additional information. He was transported to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.
The victim of the shooting, a male resident of Skokie, told police that he pulled over and exited his vehicle when a male walking west on Emerson Street pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at him. The victim was struck one time in the right thigh and was driven by an acquaintance to Evanston Hospital for treatment.
A July 29 statement from the Evanston Police Department said the injury was not considered life-threatening