Evanston Police responded to multiple calls of shots fired at approximately shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Foster Street near the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center.

Cmdr. Jay Parrott says officers have questioned several people believed to be involved in the incident, but no charges have been filed.

He says it appears no one was hit by the gunfire.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Detective Bureau at (847) 866-5040 or use the anonymous text-a-tip program.

Similar incidents of gunfire were reported Sunday afternoon and Saturday evening in the same general area.

Parrott says the department is increasing patrols in the area in response to the incidents.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Do job

    Do your job police and get these people out of what was once a safe city.

  2. More active eyes needed

    Have the police install few more of those cameras. Or better yet, I am  voluntering, have them install one of those cameras they have on the armed truck on top of my car. I live in the area and I see things going on all the time. Police need to partner up with community members that want to help get this neighboorhood back to family and kids friendly. 

  3. We need drones

    Those that say we don't need drones, obviously don't read the crime reports or get out of their houses.

    With people unwilling to get involved or report crime or suspicious activity or even turn-in known criminals and those that they know caused crimes, we need more 'eyes in the sky.'

    Protection agains law enforcement spying on people [like sunbathing] would be needed but in general more coverage is needed.  The promised cameras poles has not occured and it is questionable that 'fixed position' cameras would help much—crime would just move out of range.  Given budgets the number needed might be impossible but 'dummy' cameras that are switched out might work. 

    However until residents and the Council realize we have a real problem, drones would help. Otherwise many more police will be needed and perhaps a greatly increased gang task force and more stopping of suspicious people which the ACLU and those liberals who are stuck in their homes and only venture out when their servants can drive them places, would not like.

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