Police Blotter: Shots fired reported Sunday morning

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

Police investigated reported gunshots in south Evanston on Sunday morning.

Officers arrived on the scene at about 7:30 a.m. after a resident in the area reported gunshot-like sounds at the intersection of Barton Avenue and Dobson Street. Evanston police checked the area but couldn’t find victims, other witnesses, damage or shell casings, said Evanston police cmdr. Joseph Dugan.

Man with gun reported in west Evanston

A man with a gun was reported outside a home in west Evanston.

At about 11:20 a.m. a witness called Evanston police reporting a man wearing a gray sweatshirt and light gray pants holding a gun in the front yard of a home in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue. Officers who arrived on the scene found three individuals, one who matched the caller’s description, Dugan said.

Officers patted down the man in the gray sweatshirt but found no weapon, Dugan said. After searching the scene, the police officers left.

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