17-year-old killed, 4 wounded in Evanston shooting near gas station

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EVANSTON, Ill. — A 17-year-old died and four more people were wounded after a shootout Sunday night near a gas station in Evanston.

Just after 7:15 p.m., police were called to the Mobil gas station located on the 1900 block of Green Bay Road following reports of gunfire in the area.

Photo courtesy of Evanston Police Department.

Police said they located five gunshot victims at the scene. A 17-year-old boy, later identified as Carl Dennison, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 14-year-old was transported in critical condition and remains critical as of Monday afternoon.

The other three victims, two teens and an 18-year-old, suffered non life-threatening injuries.

In a press conference Monday, police said the shooting was targeted and there is no ongoing threat to the community. No one is in custody.

Anyone with information can leave a tip at 847-866-5000.

On Monday evening, Niles North High School released the following statement on the loss of Dennison — a senior at the school.

Whenever we lose a member of our family we lose a little bit of ourselves. Last night, we lost Carl Dennison, a senior who was a lively, energetic soul who will be missed by all of us. I remember when Carl walked in as a freshman and his electric smile and keen sense of humor could light up a room. To see him as a senior on the brink of graduation and then to learn about his passing was heartbreaking for our school community. Our deepest condolences go out to Carl’s family, friends, and North staff members on his passing. As a school community, we have endured so much over the past two years, and during these times, we need each other to lean into for support and love. Principal Dr. James Edwards.”

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