Evanston police are on the scene of a shooting incident that happened around 7 this evening on Ridge Avenue near St. Francis Hospital.

Alderman Ann Rainey, on her 8th Ward message board, is reporting the shooting victim has died.

Evanston police are on the scene of a shooting incident that happened around 7 this evening on Ridge Avenue near St. Francis Hospital.

Alderman Ann Rainey, on her 8th Ward message board, is reporting the shooting victim has died.

In the same area about the same time and possibly related to the shooting, fire units were called to put out a fire in a car that apparently knocked over a fire hydrant and a tree when it went off the road on Ridge.

Police reportedly are looking for two suspects in the shooting who fled the scene in a car, but they’re also searching the area around the shooting scene on foot.

The North Regional Major Crimes Task Force has been called in to assist Evanston Police with the investigation.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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