Man shot in Evanston

An Evanston man was shot in the neck last week in the northern suburb.

About 11:20 p.m. June 24, the 32-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 1800 block of Leland Avenue when a gold-colored vehicle pulled up alongside, police said.

The gold-colored vehicle’s passenger, described as a male with braided hair, asked the 32-year-old his name and then fired two gunshots at him, police said.

The man was struck once in the neck and was taken to Evanston Hospital, police said. As of Monday night, he had been treated and released.

He was initially cooperative with investigators and made a positive identification of the shooter and, on June 27, a 21-year-old Skokie man was taken into custody, police said. But the 32-year-old declined to participate in the investigation any further and police had to release the 21-year-old without any charges.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at (847) 866-5000 or send an anonymous text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing EPD TIP in the message line following the information.

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