Gunshots were reported downtown at Sherman Avenue and Davis Street at 4:02 a.m. today. Police responded and checked the area but found nothing. That was among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Was it really a gunshot?

    We keep reading all the time about "gunshots heard" where police search and find nobody, nothing, not even a spent casing. So are all these incidents really gunshots or did somebody's old car simply backfire?

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