Evanston police say a 21-year-old Niles man was shot in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue downtown about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Cmdr. Ryan Glew says the victim walked from the shooting scene about a block to the lobby of the police station.
He’d been shot in the abdomen and buttocks and was transported to Evanston Hospital where he’s hospitalized with what police describe as non-life threatening injuries.
Glew says the victim reported he had gotten into an argument in a car with two men he knew and that as he was getting out of the car he was shot by one of the men. They then drove off.
Glew adds that while the suspects are not in custody, the incident was not a random attack, and the investigation “does not indicate there is a continued threat to the general public.”
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Evanston Police Detective Bureau at 847-866-5040 or Text-A-Tip to CRIME (274637) and then start your message with EPDTIP.
The shooting victim is from Niles and knows the people who shot him—-victim and assailants get into an argument—-victim then gets out of car and gets shot twice—-a curious and concerning incident regardless of police saying “not a threat to general public”—-all due respect but when someone gets shot in our community, it’s our right to decide level of threat …and safe to say since victim is the hospital that authorities could provide considerable more details on what happened here—-plus descriptions of those involved
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