Police: Two men injured in gang-related shooting

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Two men were injured in what appeared to be a gang-related shooting Monday afternoon in central Evanston, police said.

An 18-year-old was struck in the knee and a 20-year-old suffered a graze wound just after 2 p.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Both Evanston men were transported to Presence Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., with non-life threatening injuries, he said.

The shooting occurred in a residential area near the intersection of Custer Avenue and Brummel Street. Detectives are following investigative leads, Dugan said. The total number of people involved in the shooting was unknown as of 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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