Evanston Police report a man was shot in the 1900 block of Dempster Street Thursday afternoon.

The incident reportedly happened around 4 p.m. The victim left the scene in a vehicle but then stopped in the 1100 block of Lake Street where he was treated by Evanston Fire Department paramedics and transported in stable condition to a hospital.

Police say the gunman has fled the area. Businesses in the area remain open and streets are not blocked, but there is a large police presence.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. What happened to making Evanston a place where people want to shop and live with restaurants and viable businesses instead of a city of panhandlers and pot shops?
    Where is the vision that made this a once great city?

  2. The city does not have an actual plan to develop an actual friendly and enticing shopping atmosphere.
    2. Rent and taxes are too high
    3. There are no attractive stores affordable to the permanent/long time residents.
    And now proposing nudity throughout the city? What next? Legalized prostitution?

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