Two men were shot about 3:50 this afternoon in the 1700 block of Payne Street in Evanston.
Update 5:35 p.m.: Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says the two victims were standing near a vehicle in the driveway of a residence in the 1700 block of Payne Street with some other individuals when two males approached from the west and began to shoot at them.
One of the victims, a 51-year-old Elgin resident, was struck in the right hip and left ankle. The other, a 35-year-old Evanston resident, was struck in the left leg.
Both victims were transported to Evanston Hospital for treatment. The injury to the younger man is not considered life-threatening, Dugan says.
Update 7:05 p.m.: Dugan now says the older man, who underwent surgery, is listed in critical but stable condition, and it looks like he will survive.
The suspects, who fled the scene westbound on foot, are both described as male blacks in their 20’s, one wearing a black hat and black shirt and the other wearing a red shirt.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Evanston Police Department non-emergency number at 847-866-5000 and ask for the detective bureau or utilize Text-A-Tip by sending an anonymous text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing EPD TIP in the message line followed by the information.
Update 4:16 p.m.: Shortly after the shooting incident, police were called to 1615 Simpson St., about two blocks away from the shooting scene, where two people reportedly had been stabbed in a fight.
Update 4:43 p.m.: Both victims in the stabbing incident now have been hospitalized — one at St. Francis, the other at Evanston Hospital.
Update 6:43 p.m.: Cmdr. Dugan says the stabbing incident involved two male adults who were fighting over a girl. Both received minor stab wounds on their arms. Detectives are still investigating the incident.