Man shot dead in Evanston park, police say

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EVANSTON, Ill. — A man was shot dead Thursday night in an Evanston-area park.

Around 9 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the 2100 block of McCormick Blvd.

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Arriving officers located a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds lying in the park along the canal.

Authorities pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

“The initial investigation indicates the victim had a confrontation with an unknown number of offenders,” Evanston police shared via social media. “Shots were fired, striking the victim. Offenders fled the scene on foot.”

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Police asked locals to avoid the area of McCormick between Bridge and Golf for a homicide investigation.

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