Shooting at McDonald’s on Dempster


Evanston police have taken five youths into custody for questioning after a shooting shortly after 4 o'clock this afternoon at the McDonalds on Dempster Street near Dodge Avenue.

The 16-year-old victim in the shooting, reportedly an Evanston Township High School student, is being treated at Evanston Hospital for a single gunshot wound to his left midsection.

The suspects in the shooting reportedly fled southeast from the scene, split up, and were taken into custody on Dewey Avenue and Darrow Avenue within a few blocks from the restaurant.

Police cars parked on Dewey Avenue near where officers say they caught a suspect in the shooting and found a gun found under a wooden deck of a house.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther, who was among the large number of officers on the scene, said police also obtained video surveillance camera footage from the restaurant which is being evaluated.

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