Skokie man shot in west Evanston on Sunday afternoon

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

A Skokie man was shot Sunday afternoon in west Evanston, just a few blocks from Evanston Township High School.

The man was shot in the ankle in what police believe is a drug-related incident. The 25-year-old was in a car parked in the 1400 block of Dewey Avenue when he exited the car and began to run away from the vehicle, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott. Another man shot and hit the Skokie resident in the ankle at about 3:25 p.m.

The Skokie resident has been transported to Evanston Hospital for treatment but does not have any life-threatening injuries, Parrott said. Police said two individuals were involved in the shooting, only one of whom was armed.

“It’s probably a drug deal gone bad,” Parrott said.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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