Police say a 21-year-old Evanston man was shot in the leg at 2040 Dodge Ave. just before 1 p.m. today.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to Evanston Hospital where he’s being treated for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Parrott said it appears several shots were fired in the incident. Police have closed off Dodge between Simpson and Foster streets temporarily while the investigation continues.

‘Police were searching for suspects who witnesses saw drive off from the shooting scene in a grey or silver Hyundai Santa Fe. Police later found an unoccupied vehicle matching that description in a parking lot at the Skokie sculpture park south of Dempster Street on McCormick Boulevard, a mile-and-a-half from the shooting scene.

Officers on the scene of the shooting at 2040 Dodge Ave.

Parrott said it was too early to tell whether today’s shooting may be related to another shooting incident Monday evening that left another Evanston man hospitalized with gunshot wounds to both legs.

He said no one is in custory for today’s shooting and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the detective bureau at (847) 866-5040 or use the anonymous text-a-tip program by texting to CRIMES (274637) with EPD TIP in the message line followed by the tip information.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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