Evanston Man, 44, Escapes Injury In Shooting On Dodge

The 44-year-old Evanston man was not hurt after someone fired a gun out of an Oldsmobile Cutlass in the 1900 block of Dodge Avenue early Thursday morning, according to police.

A 44-year-old Evanston man was unhurt after someone fired shots from a car in the 1900 block of Dodge Avenue early Thursday morning, according to police.

The victim said that a black man in a red hooded sweatshirt fired at him from a maroon Oldsmobile Cutlass around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott. Police also found several shell casings in the area.

Parrott said police don’t believe Thursday’s shooting was related to another shooting on the south side of Evanston, which took place around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday. In that incident, a man was shot in the 700 block of Dobson Street, but did not cooperate with police, according to Parrott. Police also found shell casings in the area and a van with bullet holes in the 100 block of Custer Street.

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He said that shooting, along with a shooting in the 7400 block of North Hoyne Avenue in Chicago last week, where a 15-year-old boy was injured, may both be gang-related. Furthermore, he said police believe the two incidents on either side of Howard Street may also be related. 

Police have not identified any suspects in either of the two shootings in Evanston, according to Parrott.


6th Ward Resident October 11, 2013 at 10:39 AM
@Evanstonia, The Democrats are the fiscal and economic terrorists. Our debt has doubled under their leadership and now we have the Obamacare train wreck that is raising health insurance costs and killing jobs. The Democrats gave big business a one year delay from the Obamacare employer mandate but refuse to give the rest of us a one year delay in the individual mandate. The Democrats also gave themselves and their staff a 72 percent Obamacare subsidy.
April Troy October 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM
a political debate REALLY????
Evanstonia October 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Oh I didn't want to get into a whole political debate myself, just saw a prime opportunity for the rhetorical equivalent of a drive-by shooting. Apparently, I drew blood. ;)
6th Ward Resident October 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM
No, you didn't draw blood. You lied. :)
Tantor October 11, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Not to worry. The gang-sters are going to exchange the tools (guns, knives, bats, metal pipes, bottles, fists) of their trade (murdering, shooting in the air to intimidate, stealing, mugging, etc.) for the $100 offered by our incredibly successful gun buyback program, which since it started has dramatically reduced murders and shootings and theft and muggings and the rest almost as much as the city law banning (yes, banning, for we are a forceful city) semiautomatic weapons.


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