At least 11 gunshots were fired last night at about 10:10 p.m. in the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Greenwood Street, hitting a home in each block, Evanston police reported.

The shots did not strike anyone and no injuries were reported, according to Cmdr. Joseph Dugan, but two males, ages 21 and 17, told officers that an unknown suspect began shooting at them in the 2300 block of Greenwood.

Their vehicle, police added, was struck four times in addition to the two homes that were struck. Officers said they recovered eleven .40 caliber shell casings from the front of the residence in the 2300 block of Greenwood.


Evanston detectives are currently conducting an investigation into the incident, Dugan said, and are canvassing the area for witnesses and video footage.  Additionally, extra patrol units will be deployed in the area, he added. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (847) 866-5000, or to utilize Text-A-Tip at CRIMES (274637) and entering EPDTIP in the message line with the tip information.  

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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