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Police investigate shooting in alley off Emerson

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Evanston police tonight are investigating a shooting incident in the alley behind the Jacob Blake senior housing building on Emerson Street that left the victim with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Shortly after 10 p.m. a caller reported hearing 10 gunshots in the area and responding police officers found the victim in the alley behind 1615 Emerson..

Witnesses said the shooter, described as a skinny black male wearing black pants and a black hoodie, fled westbound and then north to Foster Street where he slipped off the hoodie and was seen heading toward Dodge Avenue wearing a white T-shirt.

Fire Department paramedics were called to transport the shooting victim to the hospital. There was no immediate word on his condition.

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