Masked gunman strikes victim in face on Chicago


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.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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