Evanston Police say a man was shot at 1043 Dodge Ave. about 10:30 this morning.

Police say two men in their late teens or early 20s were seen fleeing from the scene.

An ambulance has just arrived on the scene to transport the shooting victim to the hospital. He reportedly was hit in the right arm.

Update 10:40 a.m.: Police have blocked traffic in both directions on Dodge Avenue between Lee and Greenleaf streets as they investigate the incident.

Update 10:50 a,m.: Southbound Dodge has been reopened to traffic. The shooting victim is being transported to Evanston Hospital.

Update 11:10 a.m.: Dodge is now reported back open to traffic in both directions.

Update 12:15 p.m.: Police say the shooting victim is a 23-year-old Evanston resident and that he’s now listed in good condition at the hospital.

Police spokesman Perry Polinski says witnesses described seeing two male black offenders in their late teens to early 20’s, one wearing a black jacket, fleeing from the scene on foot in a southwesterly direction.

Initial reports suggested the shooting victim may have walked in on a burglary in progress, but Polinski says it now appears some other circumstances triggered the shooting. Detectives are still trying to sort that out.

Update 4:40 p.m.: Police now say the shooting victime is not cooperating with police efforts to hold the individuals responsible for the shooting accountable. Additionally, while a motive is unclear at this point in time, investigators believe this was not a random act.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 or by using Text-A-Tip atCRIMES (274637) and entering EPDTIP in the message line with the tip information.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. A common phrase
    These ‘shots fired’ incidents are getting ridiculous. I live in the general area and have a child that attends Washington Elementary. This is becoming an increasingly common event. Instead of aldermen arguing the validity of bike lights, why don’t they try focusing on reducing the number of ‘shots’ fired called and the increase in gang activity where needed. You know, get our city priorities straight.

    1. Gang members need to stop themselves

      The aldermen cant necessarily stop the number of shots and the "increase in gang activity" in the city of Evanston. Most of these people now of days aren't even in a "gang." It takes these "gang members" to stop themselves.

      1. Shots Fired

        Law enforcement has focused on de-stabilizing gangs with great success, factor this in with the explosion of social media, the cult of me, and the never ending quest for notoriety, and what you have now are cliques rather than gangs, or fluid gangs with no real governance, gangs used to be evil empires,"  now they are  autonomous rival factions with failed states", which means more crime not less. As long as we focus on reacting to violent crime, and harassing petty offenders via weed tickets, etc, instead of spending dollars on social services for drug users,  and psychiatric counseling and social services for at risk" youth it's only going to get worse!

        1. I disagree

          I disargee with your solution. Crime decreases with more police on the street and more offenders behind bars. Always has, always will. We should try the more police, more convictions approach again, would make everyone safer. 

    2. Refusing to cooperate with
      Refusing to cooperate with the police? Ridiculous, and police will be blamed for not solving this crime now I assume

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