Evanston man shot, Niles man killed in early morning shooting

Madeline Fox, Summer Managing Editor

A 23-year-old Niles man was killed and another man was injured in a shooting early Monday morning in north Evanston.

Police, responding to multiple calls reporting shots fired in the area of the 1800 block of Dodge Ave. at about 1:20 a.m., found the two men on the sidewalk just north of Lyons Street.

A 21-year-old Evanston man was transported to Evanston Hospital to treat non-life threatening injuries to his arm and leg. The Niles resident, Donte Blackwell, was shot in the torso and was pronounced dead at Evanston Hospital.

Witnesses told police two men rode up on bicycles and shot the men, and then fled northbound on Dodge Avenue.

The Evanston Police Department and the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are conducting an investigation into the shooting.

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