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Police Investigating Howard St. Shooting Saturday Afternoon

An 18-year-old was shot multiple times around 2:30 p.m., police said.

The following press release was sent out by Evanston police Saturday afternoon:

Evanston Police detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred today, February 8, 2014 in the 500 block of Howard St. at approximately 2:30PM. The victim is an 18 year old male from Chicago, who was shot multiple times and transported to St. Francis Hospital by Chicago Fire Department paramedics. The victim is currently listed in serious condition.

Police are still investigating the motive for the shooting at this time and request anyone with information to notify the Evanston Police Department at (847)866-5000 or anonymous texts can be submitted to CRIMES (274637) and list EPD TIP along with the information in the message.

Evanston Patch will update as we have more information.

Frank Leeza February 09, 2014 at 11:28 PM
Zoot, are you sure it's a good idea for you to have a gun?
Jordan S. Zoot February 09, 2014 at 11:49 PM
Yes Frank...I am sure of it...maybe you aren't sick enough of the thugs and violent crime...I for one have seen more than enough of it.
Abigail Dash February 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Dickelle Fonda as mentioned in Evanston Now the city camera is not at Howard and Clyde it is by the police outpost which is near Howard and Custer a good 2 blocks or so away. Also the federal grant money is allotted only for the use of cameras and can't be used for anything else. Which means either Evanston uses it to have cameras put in or the money just goes to another city to have cameras installed. So please get your facts straight before you post your rant.
Dickelle Fonda February 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Two points Abigail- there is a cluster of 9 cameras in the immediate vicinity of this recent shooting- more than anywhere in Evanston- obviously not all crimes will happen directly under one of them and in this case there is no evidence from any of the 9 cameras; second the Justice Assistance Grant which is the source of the federal funds available to the city thru Cook County may be used for a wide range of "anti crime" programs- only one of which is camera technology- it can also be used for over time for professsionals like cops and skilled street interventionists; education and prevention programing; specialized training for the human beings who would be far more effective at stopping crime than cameras ever will be. Do your research on the JAG grant and you will see the multitude of effective possibilities.
Tantor February 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Check (google) the "Florida State Fair riot", not covered by national news...and only available in the local Tampa news. Let us hope it never happens here, although similar cases have happened in Chicago already.

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