The first shooting occurred Monday evening in the 1700 block of Payne. You can read more about that incident here.
The second happened Tuesday afternoon in the 2000 block of Dodge. You can read more about that shooting here.
The following statement was posted to the city website by City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz:
Two young men have been shot in the City of Evanston during the last twenty-four hours. The Evanston Police Department is currently investigating both incidents. Current information indicates that these shootings were not random acts of violence and were related.
Evanston Police Chief Rich Eddington has deployed additional officers into the field this evening (Tuesday July 8) and additional officers will be assigned as needed in the coming days. In addition, staff from the City's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services Youth and Young Adult Division are also working in the community with young people as a resource.
My thanks to all City staff for their dedicated service to the residents of Evanston.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents are asked to call the Evanston Police Department Detective Bureau at 847-866-5040 or utilize the anonymous test-a-tip program by texting CRIMES (274637) with EPD TIP in message line followed by the tip information.