On Feb. 2, at approximately 3:20 p.m., Evanston police responded to the 1300 block of Dobson Street after receiving 9-1-1 calls reporting shots fired. Shortly after arriving on the scene a subsequent call was received from Presence Saint Francis Hospital reporting that a gun-shot victim had just arrived in the emergency room.
The victim, a 33 year old male, was reportedly sitting in a car when a male black suspect wearing a black hoodie and black pants ran up to the car, fired several shots, and fled on foot, said Perry Polinski, media relations for the Evanston Police Department. The victim, who is not a resident but has ties to Evanston, sustained multiple non-life threatening gun \-shot wounds, said Mr. Polinski. Police located shell casings at the scene and are continuing to investigate, he said.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department non-emergency number at (847) 866-5000 or utilize Text-a-tip by sending an anonymous text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing EPD TIP in the message line followed by the information.