Blotter: May 22

Ina Yang, Reporter

Possible shootings reported in west Evanston

Evanston police received a report of shots fired Sunday afternoon on the city’s west side.

At 2 p.m., a witness called the police saying a man with a gun in his hand was running after another person in the 2000 block of Jackson Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Once on scene, officers encountered several uncooperative citizens and did not locate anyone with a weapon.

The case is now considered a disturbance, Parrott said.

Cigars stolen from 7-Eleven

The 7-Eleven on Dodge Avenue experienced another theft Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Three boys came in to the 7-Eleven, 847 N. Dodge Ave., at about 4:19 p.m. and started talking and throwing store items at one another, Parrott said. After the 7-Eleven manager ordered them to stop, the three boys grabbed a box of 30 cigars, valued at $30, and ran out of the store.

The 7-Eleven has surveillance cameras but did not share the footage with detectives, Parrott said. The store does not appear interested in pursuing the case.

— Ina Yang

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