Evanston police say several gunshots hit a car parked in the 100 block of Custer Avenue about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Cmdr. Jay Parrott says a number of residents living just around the corner in the 700 block of Dobson St. called police and reported hearing the shots.

When police arrived on the scene they found some shell casings as well as the damaged car.

They questionned several persons in the area and arrested one person for disobedience to police, but Parrott says, they were unable to determine who had fired the shots.

A few minutes later Chicago police responded to other calls of shots fired nearby in the 7500 block of Hoyne Avenue, but there as well police were unable to determine who’d done the shooting.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Loiterers at Custer and Dobson

    Goofballs hang out at the corner of Custer and Dobson all the time, yet the police never move them along, stop and frisk them or even acknowledge them.  They are out of range of the police camera at the Howard Custer intersection.  The 120 Custer building clearly has a "No loitering" sign posted.  Can't the police enforce the anti-loitering/blocking of a public sidewalk that goes on here all the time?

  2. I thought things were going to get better..

    I remember growing up in Custer Street and hearing men fight outside my window. I didnt know them and they didnt notice me watching them. That was a long time ago. There are new children growing up in Custer Street. THE VIOLENCE HAS TO STOP.

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