Evanston police Friday afternoon released surveillance video images that show the gunman who shot and wounded a man in the 1900 block of Dempster Street shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says several 911 callers reported that a Black man, wearing jeans, a white T-shirt and a mask, was firing a gun at a sliver Honda in the McDonald’s parking lot. The offender fled on foot through the nearby Starbucks parking lot.

The gunman, in a white T-shirt, seen running through the Starbucks parking lot. (EPD photo)

Glew says the victim and a witness then drove off and made contact with 911 dispatch while they were traveling in the silver Honda.

The witness and victim stopped in the 1100 block of Lake Street where they were met by paramedics and officers.

Glew says the victim, a 23 year-old Evanston man, was transported to an area hospital with multiple non-life threatening gunshot wounds to his upper body. He has since been released. 

The investigation indicates that this aggravated battery was a targeted attack, Glew says. No one else was injured and the investigation continues.

Anyone who may have information about the shooting is asked to contact the Evanston Police Detective Bureau at 847-866-5040 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) and then start your message with EPDTIP.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Guns and gangs, push them out, take away safety and ease of living in our community.
    We don’t like either.

  2. The gang violence in Evanston is getting a little too close to home.
    As a former resident of the south side of Chicago, I learned that the only long term solution is to leave. Look for property values to tank if this keeps up.

  3. It’s unbelievable that this was going on right where kids are walking home from school and that there is no added security available for safe passage. It doesn’t matter that it was a ‘targeted’ matter. There have been so many daytime gun incidents right around children in the past 6-12 months in this town.

  4. I can’t believe this! While kids are walking home from school. These guns are everywhere and out of hand.

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