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Gunfire kills driver on Ridge Avenue

Evanston police say a 19-year-old man was fatally shot as he drove his car northbound on Ridge Avenue near St. Francis Hospital about 6:55 p.m. last night.

The car crashed into a fire hydrant and caught fire. The victim, identified by police as Leslie Calvin, was transported to St. Francis where he was pronounced dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

Evanston police say a 19-year-old man was fatally shot as he drove his car northbound on Ridge Avenue near St. Francis Hospital about 6:55 p.m. last night.

The car crashed into a fire hydrant and caught fire. The victim, identified by police as Leslie Calvin, was transported to St. Francis where he was pronounced dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

A large number of police officers searched a several-block area around the crime scene for hours last night, and police were reportedly seeking a car believed to have fled the scene. But as of early this morning, Commander Tom Guenther reported that no one was in custody.

Update 2:15 p.m.: Alderman Ann Rainey, whose 8th Ward includes the shooting scene, said the victim lived in the ward at 135 Callan Ave., and that, despite his young age, he had an extensive criminal record.

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