A dispute among teenagers near the Davis Street CTA station in downtown Evanston late Saturday night left two of them suffering from gunshot wounds.

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says a number of persons of interest — residents of both Evanston and Chicago — are being questionned by police about the incident.

Eddington said the victims, 16- and 17-year-old juveniles who live in Evanston, are being treated at Evanston Hospital — one in fair condition the other in more serious condition. Both were hit in the abdomen and one was also struck in the neck.

Police reportedly believe the incident is gang-related. The shooting happened around 11:45 p.m. at 1605 Benson Ave. Police say the group of Evanston teens had been riding around downtown on bicycles while the teens from Chicago had just left the Century Theater and were heading toward the CTA station when the incident occurred.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Where are the parents ???

    What are teens doing with guns? Where are the parents? Shouldn’t there be some accountability on their part?

  2. Parents?

    You have got to be kidding. Your looking for accountability? Where are their parents? Answer to "where did they get the get the guns?" You would have better success finding a job nowadays.

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