A large contingent of Evanston police surrounded a building at the corner of Lake Street and Darrow Avenue this afternoon and sought to have people inside the building come out after officers said they saw suspects in a shots-fired incident flee into the building.

Several people eventually emerged from apartments on the first and second floors of the building at 1802 Lake St.

The situation, which attracted at least three TV news helicopters to the scene was related to a shots fired incident in the 1500 block of Darrow Avenue.

Update 5:13 p.m.: Police have repeatedly searched that area looking for possible victims, but haven’t found any.

Update 5:32 p.m.: Police Cmdr.Joseph Dugan says officers saw the suspects in the shots-fired incident run into the building at 1802 Lake.

Update 6:01 p.m.: Police now say the scene at 1802 Lake St. is secure, the building has been fully evacuated and police and fire units are beginning to leave the scene.

Update 6:49 p.m.: Lake Street has been reopened to traffic.

Update 7:11 p.m.: Cmdr. Dugan says police now have two people in custody for questioning and that detectives are interviewing witnesses and checking the residence for any evidence.  No charges have been filed as of yet.

Update 8:26 p.m.: Police say they recovered a loaded .380 caliber handgun inside the building. The suspects in custody — an adult male and a juvenile male — are both Evanston residents,

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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