Blotter: May 22

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

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Evanston teen attacked by three other juveniles

A 14-year-old teen was battered by three other teenagers Sunday night less than a block away from Evanston Township High School.

The teen was approached by three teenagers he knew before being punched in the neck, knocked to the ground and kicked in the head and body, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The incident occurred on the corner of Hovland Court and Emerson Street, police said.

The Evanston teen received no serious injuries as a result of the battery, which occurred sometime between 8 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., and did not receive medical treatment, Parrott said. The incident itself was not reported to the police until a relative of the 14-year-old reported it Monday.

Parrott said detectives are looking into the case.

Police responded to a shots fired call at a CTA station

Police responded to a shots fired call at a Chicago Transit Authority station in south Evanston on Monday evening.

No evidence was found at the South Boulevard station, 601 South Blvd., and the surrounding area at about 7 p.m., Parrott said.

Parrott said that police can’t say for sure if this incident is “bona fide,” because the sounds could have been anything from fireworks to shots occurring in the area, to shots occurring as far as Chicago, with sound carrying easily across the nearby Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Ave.

Car stolen in downtown Evanston

Someone stole a car parked on the street in downtown Evanston on Sunday.

A 29-year-old Evanston resident parked his vehicle, a silver 2013 Hyundai Elantra, in the 900 block of Davis Street at about 1:30 p.m., Parrott said. When he returned at about 10 p.m., the car was missing.

The keys of the vehicle are accounted for, police said.

Email: juliangerez@u.northwestern.edu
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