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In the last two weeks, two Evanston youth have been shot to death and a third has been wounded.
An 18-year old Evanston man, Antonio Robert Johnson, was standing in the 7400 block of North Ridge in Chicago on March 23, when another man walked up to him and shot him in the head, Ann Pacheco, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department told the RoundTable. Police are continuing to investigate the shooting and no one is in custody, she said.
The shooting took place one block south of Howard Street, and Mr. Johnson died while being transported to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. According to news reports, an autopsy found that Mr. Johnson died of multiple gunshot wounds. See obituary on page 7.
On March 25, at approximately 5:35 p.m., the Evanston Police Department received a call that a deceased man was in the basement of a multi-unit building in the 1200 block of Harvard Terrace. The man, who had a single gunshot wound to the head, was identified as Star I. Paramore, 19 years old, who resided in the building, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department.
Commander Dugan said police are investigating Mr. Paramore’s death as a homicide and are following up leads and waiting for social media records to be produced pursuant to subpoenas. He added that the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force (NORTAF) is still providing assistance.
On April 4, at approximately 3:35 p.m., Evanston police received a call that a man had been shot in the 1900 block of Dodge Avenue. After arriving on the scene, police located a 20-year old Evanston man who was shot in both his left and right thighs. The man was transported to Evanston Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The victim told police that two men in dark clothing shot him from the west alley. Police recovered three 9mm shell casings from the alley. Evanston detectives are investigating the shooting, said Commander Dugan.
Anyone with information about the shootings in Evanston is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department detective division at 847-866-5040. Information can also be given anonymously utilizing Text-A-Tip by texting the information to CRIMES (274637) and entering EPDTIP in the message line with the information.