Blotter: Oct. 25

Tanner Maxwell and Patrick Svitek

Northwestern student punched in face at party

A Northwestern student punched another student early Saturday morning at an off-campus party, according to police.

The students, who appear to be friends, were drinking at a party in the 1700 block of Ridge Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. At about 3 a.m., the students got into an argument, and one of them punched the other in the mouth.

The student was treated at Evanston Hospital with a swollen face later that day, and paramedics reported the incident to police. However, Parrott said the student will not press charges.

Gunfire reported near South Boulevard CTA station

Police received a report of shots fired late Wednesday night near the South Boulevard CTA station.

Officers responded to the report at about 11:15 p.m. in the 500 block of Custer Avenue, according to police. They checked the area but did not find anything.

The gunfire was reported about two blocks west of the CTA station.

Tanner Maxwell and Patrick Svitek