Two men were shot Wednesday night in the 300 block of Custer Avenue in Evanston.

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, says police told her the men were shot by an unknown assailant shortly after 10 p.m.

She said the victims have been identified as Dennis Myles, 28, of 325 Custer, who was shot in the right shoulder and Kevin Ward, 21, of 2141 E. 66th St. in Chicago who was shot in the leg.

Police reportedly have recovered shell casings from the grass in front of 307 Custer and believe that the victims may have been followed from Howard and Custer by their assailant.

Rainey says both victims have extensive police records and are hospitalized for treatment of their wounds.

Update 4:30 p.m.:

Evanston police say the the gunman was wearing a dark hoodie and that the victims were trying to run away from him when they were shot.

Police say they haven’t established a clear motive for the shooting and are still looking for the gunman. They’re asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Investigations Bureau at 847-866-5040. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

Leave a comment

The goal of our comment policy is to make the comments section a vibrant yet civil space. Treat each other with respect — even the people you disagree with. Whenever possible, provide links to credible documentary evidence to back up your factual claims.