Multiple people shot with paintballs in Evanston

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Evanston police are seeking information from the public after multiple people were shot with paintballs Wednesday in the north suburb.

Between 7:20 and 7:33 p.m., police received four reports of people being shot at or struck by paintballs fired from a passing vehicle, Evanston police said.

The incidents were reported:

• About 7:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of Dodge Avenue when a 45-year-old woman was getting out of her vehicle with her 2-year-old child when she was struck by two paintballs fired from a passing vehicle;

• about 7:25 p.m. in the 900 block of Ashland Avenue when four juveniles reported someone in a dark vehicle fired at them with an unknown air-type gun and one of the juveniles was struck in the head;

• about 7:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Emerson Street when a 48-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were struck by paintballs shot from a passing white, four-door vehicle;

• at 7:33 p.m. on Ashbury Avenue near Dempster Street when a 45-year-old man was struck by paintballs as he rode his bike, police said.

The 48-year-old shot on Emerson Street was struck in his left eye and taken to Evanston Hospital in order to have surgery in an attempt to repair the damage, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (847) 866-5040.

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