Blotter: April 17

Ina Yang, Reporter

Multiple damaged vehicles related to gang activities

An apparent gang shooting left bullet holes in vehicles and residences across Evanston on Sunday, according to police.

The exchange of gunfire damaged a total of five cars and three residences, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Police believe these cases are related and gang-affiliated because no victims have come forward.

The incident involved about 20 shell cases and two types of guns, Parrott said. Police believe a black minivan was involved, and officers are investigating the case and checking video camera recordings in the area.

Police charge three young men with underage liquor possession, open alcohol, disorderly conduct

Police arrested three men between the ages of 18 to 21 Monday evening in connection with underage alcohol possession and disorderly conduct.

At about 7 p.m., officers found the three men while responding to a call about a man with a gun in a neighborhood, Parrott said.

Police arrested a 21-year-old in the 1200 block of Dewey Street and charged him with disorderly conduct. The man allegedly attempted to start a fight with multiple individuals.

Officers also arrested an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old with beer cans in the 1800 block of Dempster Street.

They charged the former with underage possession of alcohol and the latter with open alcohol in a motor vehicle. The men are scheduled to appear in court May 13.

— Ina Yang

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