Sunday at 7:17 p.m., the Evanston Police Department received numerous 911 calls of multiple shots fired in the area of Green Bay Road and Asbury Avenue.
Police said responding officers located five gunshot victims, four at 1950 Green Bay and a fifth at 1918 Green Bay Road. One of the victims at 1950 Green Bay has died, authorities said.
The remaining four victims were transported to area hospitals by the Evanston Fire Department.
Police said via Twitter that “the deceased is a male unknown age. The remaining victims are 2 males and 2 females ranging from 14-18 years of age.”
Earlier police tweeted, “The initial investigation does not indicate further danger to the public, but no suspects are presently in custody. Additional offender information pending further investigation.”
Update: At 11:51 p.m. last night, Evanston police reported that it was investigating another shooting at Chicago Avenue and Howard Street, having received multiple 911 calls of shots fired. EPD said the Howard & Chicago/Clark area would be shut down for several hours overnight.
Update 4 p.m. Nov. 29:
On Monday at 3 p.m., EPD held a press conference at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center to provide an update on its early investigation into the shooting. In a statement to reporters, EPD Sergeant Ken Carter identified the deceased victim as 17-year-old Carl Dennison.
According to Carter, a 14-year-old victim is currently in critical condition, while the other three victims who were shot sustained injuries that police described as not life threatening. All five appeared to know each other and are residents of either Evanston or Skokie, Carter said.
EPD Commander Ryan Glew also confirmed that no suspects are in custody and that the shooting near Green Bay Road was unrelated to the later shooting at Chicago Avenue and Howard Street. Glew called the incident “a targeted attack” against the victims and said there does not appear to be further danger to the public.
Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss also spoke briefly at the press conference Monday afternoon, where he offered condolences to the families of the victims and pledged to “redouble” the city’s efforts at violence prevention.
“Today, Evanston’s heart is broken,” Biss said. “Any act of violence that occurs here tears at the fabric of our community, but the extraordinary youth of the victims of last night’s tragedy is tugging at the consciences of all of us today.”
Letter from the Mayor: Our hearts are broken today
Read Mayor Daniel Biss’ letter on the Sunday night shootings here.
Police did not take any further questions, but Glew said more updates could come in the next few days as the investigation progresses.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.