Early this morning, Feb. 23, at approximately 1:10 a.m., the Evanston Police Department was dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue. When they arrived at the scene, police officers were notified by Evanston hospital that an individual with a gunshot wound just arrived there for treatment, said Commander Joseph Dugan.
Officers proceeded to Evanston hospital where they spoke with a 24 year old male, a Skokie resident, who said that he was sitting in a rental car in the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue when an unknown person(s) shot him in the right wrist, said the Commander. Police officers observed several bullet holes on both sides of the rental car, and they were also able to locate six spent shell casings in the 2100 block of Darrow. The shell casings were both 9mm and .40 caliber. The victim’s injury is not considered life threatening. The victim was unable to provide a description of the offender(s), said the Commander.
Evanston police detectives and evidence technicians are currently conducting an investigation into the incident. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department at (847) 866-5000 and ask for the detective bureau or utilize Text-A-Tip at CRIMES (274637) and enter EPDTIP in the message line with the tip information