Emerson Street at Dodge Avenue, a few blocks from the shooting

 1:30 p.m. on March 12

A suspect is still at large in a shooting just before noon today in the 1800 block of Hovland Court. Early information from the City of Evanston indicated that three people were shot. One was dead on arrival at a local hospital, one was in cardiac arrest and died, and one suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

The suspect had reportedly crossed Emerson Street heading north.

District 65 schools were on a “soft lockdown” and at least one nearby preschool was on full lockdown, as the suspect had reportedly crossed Emerson Street heading north.

Evanston Police are asking community members who have information to call 847-866-5000 or to text a tip to cityofevanston/government/departments/police/text-a-tip.

This story will be updated as additional information is received.

Mary Gavin

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...