An Evanston teenager suffered a grazing wound to the leg when he was shot about 5:15 this evening near Emerson Street on the city’s west side.

Responding to calls of a shooting, police located the victim at 1803 Hartrey Ave.

While he initially refusing treatment, the victim, after family members intervened, was transported to Evanston Hospital by Fire Department paramedics.

Police were seeking another teenager in connection with the shooting.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Where Are The Resources?

    Ok! where are all the resources that were supposedly allocated to combat this problem? it's no wonder no one in the community want's to assist the police.The shootings are still occuring , no arrest are being made and the local law enforcement are treating residents like it's the Old Soviet Union. Is our City Council afraid of more frivolous litigation? We need to really Step Up arrest and prosecutions before more innocent youth fall victims to the violence.

    1. Yeah But

      Instead of stepping up law enforcement and making arrests, we have to first cuddle and embrace the shooters because really they are the victim here.  See, it is our fault for their actions, our fault because we prosper from hard work.

      Some social engineering is required to right these wrongs… Because the gang bangers and shooters are the victims.

      Isn't that the progressive way Evanston?  To look for a straw man to blame instead of getting aggressive to surge into these areas and start enforcing the law.

      I wonder what Eric Holder would do?  


  2. Re: Teen shot on west side

    Please, let's remove the labels. "West side" is connotatively negative, thanks to Chicago's west side. Evanston doesn't have to become a Harvey, Chicago Heights or sauk Village. Why can't we be a Wilmette, Glencoe, or Vernon Hills? 

    1. When we can walk…

      When we can walk our streets at 10pm on a nice summer evening as they can do in Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka & Glencoe without having to fear an assult, then we can remove any "labels".  We can become "Evanston" when the chance of an assult on the northeast or northwest side of town becomes the same as on the west of south side of town.  Until the odds are equalized, the city will maintain distinct characteristics. 

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