Two recent reports of shots fired in Evanston and Chicago, as well as one shooting in Chicago, may all be connected, according to police.
One person told police he was shot, and bullet holes were found in a car nearby after police investigated a report of shots fired in the 700 block of Dobson Street on Tuesday evening, according to the Daily Northwestern.
Not long afterwards, Chicago police got a call about gunfire on the other side of Howard Street in Chicago, in the 7900 block of North Hoyne Avenue, according to the Evanston Review.
One 17-year-old Evanston resident was charged with disobeying a police officer after he was told to leave the scene, but police did not identify any suspects, the Review reports.
The incidents came less than a week after a 15-year-old boy was shot in the lower back and leg in the 7400 block of North Hoyne Avenue on Oct. 4, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition stabilized, the Tribune reports.
Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott told the Daily that “the uptick of potential violence because of that shooting is probably going to continue,” and police are “deploying resources” appropriately to address future conflicts.