Officers respond to, investigate shots fired incident

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

Officers responded to a shots fired incident Thursday night in south Evanston.

At approximately 10:04 p.m., police arrived in the area of Howard Street and Dodge Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in a Friday news release. There, officers located a 29-year-old Evanston resident bleeding from the face.

The resident told officers he was driving his vehicle westbound on Howard and was attempting to make a right turn onto Dodge when a silver four-door vehicle with tinted windows and silver rims pulled up alongside him, Dugan said. The resident said the lone occupant of the other vehicle fired one shot at his vehicle.

Dugan said the projectile struck and shattered the resident’s side door window, and the man was also struck in the face by glass fragments. Dugan added that the injuries were non-life-threatening, but the man was transported to Presence Saint Francis Hospital for treatment.

The other vehicle’s driver was last seen southbound on California Avenue from Howard Street, Dugan said. Dugan said the man was described as being a black or Hispanic male wearing a black or red baseball hat.

Detectives are investigating the incident.

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