EPD responds to shooting near Ashland Avenue, Payne Street

Aviva Bechky, City Editor

Content warning: This article contains mentions of gun violence.

Evanston Police Department responded to a shooting near Ashland Avenue and Payne Street on Sunday afternoon.

EPD charged the suspect with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to a Tuesday EPD news release. Both are felony charges.

Just after 4 p.m., EPD arrived and took the suspect, a Gurnee resident, into custody, according to a Monday EPD news release. The person who was shot suffered a minor hand injury but was not hospitalized, the release said.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Evanston Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. According to Tuesday’s news release, the suspect said he shot the other involved party because of money owed from three years ago. The man shot denied that claim.

This ongoing story was updated on Feb. 14. The Daily will include more information as it becomes available

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