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On June 4, 2019, at 3:23 p.m., Evanston police responded to the 1600 block of Emerson Street for a call of shots fired. Officers arrived but did not locate any victims or offenders. Approximately 10 minutes after the call of shots fired, a 28-year-old male Evanston resident arrived at Evanston Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right hip, said Commander Ryan Glew of the Evanston Police Department.
Officers and detectives were that the victim was shot during a physical altercation in a parking lot in the 1600 block of Emerson Street. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle, and the victim came into contact with two subjects and a verbal altercation ensued. The victim exited the vehicle and engaged in a physical altercation with one of the two subjects. During the altercation the other subject produced a handgun and fired 3-4 times. The victim was struck once. The victim climbed into the passenger door of the vehicle and fled. The two offenders, including the shooter, fled on foot, said the Commander.
Officers and detectives located three shell casings. The victim is being treated at Evanston Hospital and is in stable condition. He is expected to recover from his injuries. There are no suspects in custody, said the Commander.
Evanston Police are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Evanston Police Detective Bureau at 847-866-5040 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) and then start your message with EPDTIP.