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.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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