Man shot dead in Evanston Park, police said



EVANSTON, Illinois — A man was shot dead Thursday night at a park in the Evanston area.

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

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Arriving officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the park by the canal.

Authorities pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

“Preliminary investigations indicate the victim had a confrontation with an unknown number of perpetrators,” Evanston Police said on social media. “Shots were fired, hitting the victim. The perpetrators fled the crime scene on foot.”

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Police asked locals to avoid the McCormick area between Bridge and Gulf for a murder investigation. Man shot dead in Evanston Park, police said

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