Evanston residents charged with aggravated discharge of firearm

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An Evanston Police Department squad car. Two Evanston residents were arrested Thursday in connection with a shots fired incident.

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

Two 19-year-old Evanston residents were arrested Thursday in connection with a shots fired incident.

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the 400 block of Custer Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in a news release. The caller said one of the residents involved had last been seen running southbound on Sherman Avenue.

An officer responding to the scene observed one 19-year-old running in the 300 block of Sherman Avenue, Dugan said. The officer detained the man and found a loaded handgun in his backpack.

Other officers found the 22-year-old male Chicago resident who was shot at, Dugan said. The Chicago man said he was involved in an ongoing “dispute” with the two Evanston residents and encountered them in a vehicle while driving northbound in the west alley in the 400 block of Custer Avenue. The man also told police the resident in the front passenger seat pointed a handgun at him and fired when he attempted to turn his vehicle around.

Dugan said both Evanston men were taken into custody and were charged with one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, a felony.

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