EVANSTON, Ill. — An investigation is underway after a father of two was found shot dead in a park in Evanston.
Around 9 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the 2100 block of McCormick Blvd. Officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds lying in the park along the canal.
The man, later identified as 29-year-old Servando Hamros, was pronounced dead at the scene. Hamros was in the park playing Pokemon Challenge with his 6-year-old daughter when police said he may have gotten into an argument with an unknown number of people.
Police said that’s when shots were fired. His daughter was shot at, but was not injured. She was able to tell police what happened.
Hamros’ mother said he was a good father who lived for his children. She said his girls, the 6-year-old and a 10-year-old daughter, were everything to him.
“These people need to be caught,” she said. They’re out there right now. They need to be brought to justice for what they did to my son. He was my son and they took him from me. It’s not fair.”
Family members did not want their names publicized because the suspect, or suspects, have not yet been caught.
Police said there may be more than one person they’re looking for.
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McCormick Blvd remains closed from Bridge Street to Golf Road through Friday morning while the investigation continues.
Hamros’ mother said her son was excited to start a new job as a Culver’s manager next week.