A 17-year-old youth was shot on the street in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue in Evanston about 2:30 this afternoon.

Update 5:25 p.m.: Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says detectives are still trying to piece together details of the incident, but that it appears the victim was standing on the front porch of a home on Jackson near the intersection with Foster Street when he was shot.

He says officers found shell casings on the grass a couple doors down from where the victim was standing.


The victim has been transported to Evanston Hospital.

Fire Department paramedics at the shooting scene.

Several police units are at the shooting scene investigating the incident.

Update 4:25 p.m.: Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says a bullet struck the victim in the lower leg and his injury is not considered life-threatening.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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