Evanston shooting: Teen charged after girl, 13, seriously wounded after shots fired over fence

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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Evanston, Illinois police announced charges against a 17-year-old Sauk Village resident in a shooting that seriously hurt a 13-year-old girl in July.

EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Evanston police have made an arrest in a shooting that critically injured a 13-year-old last month.

Police announced Wednesday afternoon that a 17-year-old Sauk Village resident has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection to the incident. He has been charged as an adult, but Evanston police are not releasing his name.

On July 25, officers responded to a shooting in the 1300-block of Fowler Avenue around 6:20 p.m.

Police said there was some a party for a group of teenagers happening in the backyard of a home when someone fired multiple shots over the fence and then fled.

A 13-year-old girl was shot in the neck, police said. The shooting did not come from within the get together, according to investigators.

The teen was taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition and then transferred to Lurie Children's Hospital.

Evanston police said in their update Wednesday that the girl suffered a serious spinal cord injury and remains hospitalized.

Another teen at the party is believed to have been the intended target.

Police are not currently seeking any additional suspects at this time.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact detectives at 847-866-5050 or text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES), and begin your text with EPDTIP.