Evanston police say a man was found shot to death in the Ladd Arboretum shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday by officers responding to a call of shots fired.
Police kept McCormick Boulevard between Golf Road and Bridge Street closed to traffic until about 7:30 Friday morning as they investigated the shooting.
The victim has been identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as a 29-year-old Evanston resident, Servandos Hamros.
Police say he had a confrontation with an unknown number of people who fled on foot after the shooting.
It’s believed Hamros lived on Emerson Street, not far from where he was killed.
Family members told WMAQ television that the victim was playing Pokémon Go with his 6-year-old daughter in the park when he was shot and that the child FaceTimed the family to tell them of the shooting.