'Targeted attack': 17-year-old boy killed, four teens wounded in Evanston shooting

A 17-year-old boy was killed and four other teens were wounded in a "targeted" shooting Sunday night in Evanston.

The shooting happened on Green Bay Road near Asbury and Foster, possibly at a gas station.

Police said that they received multiple reports of shots fired at 7:17 p.m.

Police found four victims at 1950 Green Bay and a fifth victim at 1918 Green Bay. One of the victims found at 1950 Green Bay died.

The 17-year-old who died was identified by the medical examiner as Karl Dennison. The people who were wounded were two boys and two girls ranging in age from 14 to 18.

They were all residents of Evanston or Skokie.

Police said that they do not believe there is further danger to the public. However, no suspects are in custody.

Police said the shooting appeared to be a targeted attack. The motive was still under investigation.

In a news conference Monday afternoon, Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss said: "Today Evanston’s heart is broken."

"Any act of violence that occurs here tears at the fabric of our community," Biss said. "But the extraordinary youth of the victims of last night’s tragedy is tugging that the consciences of all of us today."

There was a second shooting hours later near Chicago Avenue and Howard Street, police said. A 29-year-old man from Chicago was wounded around 11:15 p.m. and was expected to survive. 

It was unclear if the shootings were connected.


The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.