Police Investigate Shooting On Austin Street

A 19-year-old Chicago man suffered non-life threatening injuries in an incident that police say may have been gang-related.

After a 19-year-old Chicago man was shot twice in the leg in Evanston Sunday, police are searching for suspects. 

Officers were called to the 800 block of Austin Street around 5:20 p.m. after several callers reported hearing gunfire, according to police. They found the victim at the bottom of the emergency room ramp on the north side of Saint Francis Hospital, where he had sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

Police say the shooting may be gang-related and are investigating leads provided by the victim and witnesses. No suspects are in custody yet, police reported.

The man who was shot is being treated at Saint Francis Hospital, according to police. 

Richard Schulte August 09, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Sully: "I will no longer engage in this off-topic thread with you." "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind
Richard Schulte August 10, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Sully: "You're a fraud Richard and you know it. You can only repeat what you hear from Rush and other extreme right wing pundits." Yes, I'm a fraud, a twit, an idiot, a bigot, a homophobe and I believe in God too. I admit it. Simply a reprehensible sort of person who can't think for himself. Yup, that's why I lived in Evanston for almost 3 decades and was surrounded by radical leftists, but switched from being a liberal to a conservative. Imagine that, someone who can't think for himself switching from the radical left to being a conservative while being surrounded by radical leftists. And I formed a business and worked for myself for 24 years-only someone who is extremely dumb could or would do that. Independent business owners have a reputation for being sheep and just following the crowd. Business owners are certainly the dumbest among us. Sully, you can't compete in the "arena of ideas", so you just name-call. Shrug, call me whatever name you want-it doesn't bother me in the least. That's what children do. Rasmussen has former Governor Romney up by 4 percent over President Obama-47 percent to 43 percent among likely voters today and the economy is going south once again. At this time in the campaign, Carter was ahead of Reagan. Landslide Republican victory in about 90 days. Thumbs up for Wisconsin Governor Walker too.
John C Thomson August 11, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Thank you for the descriptive account of the gangs Frank. I should have acknowledged that my "theory" was more than just theory it was an explanation from the Chief of Police who was called away from a meeting he was attending at our church on prison ministry. In the early 80's Evanston had a group called COE-Pops who use to monitor the streets at various locations during the summer months. We didn't have drive-bys then and the gangs flew by different names also. The reasons for gangs may also have changed, drugs are more prevalent, guns more accessible, music more attributive and the sense of what I'll call warriorhood, being a warrior. Gone are the days when the Evanston City Council denied having a gang problem and paying Northwestern $10,000 to study whether Evanston had one or not.
Sully August 11, 2012 at 02:23 AM
John, it's also a sense of belonging (gangs). A young teenager looking for his own identity, but at the same time wanting to belong. Wanting to be a part of something. Unfortunately the individual becomes the gang and the gang becomes the individual. It's hard to leave a group that has become family in a way, so these kids are stuck between loyalty and the urge to be something different. It's truly sad because many of these kids could be something so much more if they could get out.
Frank August 22, 2012 at 06:05 PM
John C - COE-Pops is still around. They run a basketball league at the Fleetwood-Jourdain center. Richard - I'm sure if we compared apples to apples and were talking about a city of 75,000 that bordered a tough part of Miami it would be no different.


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