Evanston Police responded to the scene of gunfire at the corner of Darrow Avenue and Emerson Street late Friday morning, according to a series of tweets posted by the department.

“There are no reported injuries at this time,” EPD said on Twitter just before noon. “The offenders fled prior to police arrival and officers have searched and secured the area.”

Police spokesperson Ryan Glew told the RoundTable later Friday afternoon that the shots were fired from a car with three people at another vehicle with two people. EPD did not recover any “firearms evidence,” Glew said. He said the incident “appears to be targeted.”

The car where the shots came from drove away, though the two people who were shot at remained on the scene and spoke to EPD officers, according to Glew. He declined to provide a description of the offender’s vehicle.

The shots were fired just a few blocks from Evanston Township High School and Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. Police and high school officials decided to bar students from leaving campus for lunch on Friday as a precautionary measure, but that restriction has since been lifted and ETHS conducted a normal afternoon of classes.

“Police have cleared the scene but will remain in the area,” EPD tweeted.

Duncan Agnew covers Evanston public schools, affordable housing, City Hall and more for the RoundTable. He also writes long-form investigations, features and the morning email newsletter three times a...

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