A 17-year-old Evanston man was walking home from the Howard Street CTA station this week when he was accosted by two men, one of whom wore a mask and struck the victim in the face with a silver handgun.
Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said the incident occurred Monday at about 10:40 a.m. in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue.
The man with the gun was described as a 6-foot-tall black male weighing about 190 pounds and wearing a mask. His companion was described as a 5-foot-6-inch-tall black male weighing about 150 pounds.
Parrott said the suspects fled the scene empty-handed. The victim was treated at St. Francis Hospital for facial lacerations.