Blotter: Two men shot on Dewey Avenue, attempted theft at Whole Foods

Natalie Chun, Reporter

Two 35-year-old men were shot near the 2100 block of Dewey Ave. around 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Officers responded to 911 calls reporting shots fired near the 1700 block of Payne Street, according to Perry Polinski, Evanston police communications coordinator. The officers located the two men around the corner on Dewey Avenue. One man was shot in the leg and hand, the other was shot in the hip.

The two were transported to Evanston Hospital and are reportedly in stable condition, according to Polinski.

The shooters were described as two to three males wearing dark clothing, with their faces obscured by either hoodies or masks. They ran northbound from the scene where they entered a dark-colored vehicle that drove westbound in the alley.

The investigation is ongoing.

Attempted theft at Whole Foods

A 57-year-old man tried to steal $58.96 in alcohol from the Whole Foods located at 1640 Chicago Ave. The store reported an attempted theft around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday.

The man walked past the last point of sale with four bottles and was confronted by a Loss Prevention employee outside the front doors to the store, who called the police. He admitted to the responding officer that he had attempted to steal bottles of alcohol from the store. The man was issued a city ordinance violation citation for retail theft.

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