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Police seek witnesses to downtown shooting

Evanston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying possible witnesses to a downtown shooting incident late Saturday night that left two teenagers injured.

The police have retrieved video from a surveilance camera mounted not far from the shooting scene on Benson Avenue near Davis Street that shows a man taking photos just before the shooting begins. Several other people can also be seen in the video.

Police are asking that the photographer or anyone else in the area who may have witnessed the shooting contact the Evanston Police detective bureau at 847-866-5040 with any information that could be helpful in the ongoing investigation.

One of the shooting victims, a 17-year-old male, was released from Evanston North Shore Hospital Monday after treatment for a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

The other victim, a 16-year-old male, remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at the hospital.

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