On March 28, at 10:57 p.m., Evanston police officers responded to the area of the 300 block of Custer, after receiving multiple calls of shots fired in the area. Officers arrived but did not find any victims or offenders, said Commander Brian Henry of the Evanston Police Department.
Approximately five minutes after the original shots fired call a 19-year old Evanston resident arrived at St. Francis Hospital with gunshot wounds to his left side and back. A second man, an18-years old Evanston resident, was also treated at St. Francis for a graze wound to his arm, said the Commander.
Officers and Detectives investigated and learned that the shooting occurred in the west alley of the 300 block of Custer. The victims and another person were in a vehicle parked in the west alley of Custer. The shooter fired seven shots at the vehicle, striking both victims. The third subject in the vehicle was not hit, said the Commander.
Officers and Detectives located seven shell casings at the scene. The19-year old victim is being treated at St. Francis Hospital and is in stable condition. He is expected to recover from his injuries. The 18-year olf victim was treated at St. Francis Hospital and released. 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.