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Evanston Police are investigating a shooting in an alley off the 1900 block of Emerson Street about 7:25 p.m. this evening.

The victims were two males, ages 16 and 18, from Evanston. One was shot in the hand and thigh, the other in the arm. 

Both victims were transported to Evanston Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No one is in-custody. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Evanston Police at 847-866-5000 or use text-a-tip by texting anonymously EPD TIP in the message line  to CRIMES (274637)  with the tip information. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Is it time to ask the questions?

    With the seemigly rash of shootings in Evanston this summer is it reasonable to ask if this gang related. If so, one of the things gangs fight over is turf on where they are selling drugs. It has been over 2 years since the City Council approved reducing  penalities for possession of small quantities of marijuana. Now possession of up to 10 grams marijuana will get you only a ticket.

    When the Alderman reduced the penalty on the increased amout of marijuana it follows logically that Evanston drug dealers would now increase the amount of marijauna being sold since the deterrant effect has now been lessened for the buyer (and in some cases the seller).

    Has the decriminalization of up to 10 grams of pot a cause of the upsurge of violence in Evanston this summer?

      1. Ease Up

        Oh Chuck, go ahead and pack another bowl and ease up on the poster's comments.

        I think it is way to early to declare there are no negative effects of legalized pot in CO, particularly with crime.

        And nice source.  Huff Post, a truly non biast publication, they write what you all clearly want to hear.

        1. So you’re disputing the

          So you're disputing the official crime statistics of the State of Colorado?

          Or that prohibition of a more dangerous drug — alcohol — is almost universally regarded as a dismal failure that created violence by forcing bootleggers to resolve their business disputes outside the legal system? See the connection?

          And as the poster below rightly observes, heroin and cocaine are much more lucrative than marijuana. The idea that drug dealers are killing each other over the right to sell grams of marijuana is absurd, and shows that Publius has no idea what he or she is talking about.

          1. From what I have read and

            From what I have read and heard on news shows Colorodo is experiencing nearly a 30% increase in auto accidents involving marijuana. Not as bad as drinking, yet but it's getting there.

    1. Is this really your logic?

      You know, whenever I read the word "turf" in a writeup referring to street gangs, I have a high assumption that the writer has no clue about life under the poverty line. Secondly, I didn't see any mention of any other more logical drugs that could be a potential reasoning for the violence, which may be incorrect also. 10 grams of weed, excuse me, marijuana (not even an ounce) is getting no seller, excuse me "dealer" any substantial profit enough to raise a question such as the one asked by this writer. Stop planting seeds of foolishness into these readers and tax payers heads.

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