Evanston police are investigating a shooting incident that happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. today.
Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says a male adult was shot. He’s been transported to Evanston Hospital. There’s no word yet on his condition.
Police were searching for as many as four men in connection with the shooting.
Police reportedly placed Evanston Township High School on lockdown briefly as a precaution after the shooting, which happened only a couple blocks away from the school.
Update 7:40 p.m.: Several people reportedly have been taken into custody and transported to the Evanston police station for questionning. A number of witnesses also reportedly have been taken to the Northwestern University police station to keep them separated from the suspects.
NU and Skokie police were called in to help with transporting the suspects and witnesses.
Update 7:48 p.m.: Police now say the victim was a 45-year-old Evanston resident. Police say he was in the rear of the building when four male black suspects approached and began to fire gunshots. The victim was struck once in the head. He’s now in critical condition at Evanston Hospital.
Police say the gunman fled the scene westbound on foot.