Evanston police say they’ve made an arrest in the shooting last month in the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue that left a 13-year-old girl critically injured.
The incident happened on July 25 when someone fired at least seven shots over a fence into a back yard occupied by several teenagers who were having a party.
Update 3:10 p.m.: At a news conference Wednesday afternoon Sgt. Ken Carter said the 17-year-old suspect, who was arrested on Aug. 11, has been charged as an adult with attempted murder and aggravated battery.
Police declined to release the suspect’s name, but said that he’s a resident of south suburban Sauk Village and that he was attempting to shoot another person who was at the party.
Carter said police are not currently seeking any additional suspects in the case, but that the investigation is continuing.
He thanked members of the public who provided information that helped lead to the arrest and praised the work of Evanston police detectives and members of the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force who assisted with the investigation.
He also renewed a request that anyone with information about the case contact the police detective bureau at 847-866-5050.
The 13-year-old victim remains hospitalized with a serious spinal cord injury.