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Man shot and killed in Evanston park while playing with 6-year-old daughter

Family members said Hamros was at the park playing Pokémon Go with his 6-year-old daughter. Police said there was a confrontation with "an unknown number of people," when Hamros was shot and killed.

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Man shot and killed in Evanston park while playing with 6-year-old daughter
Servandro Hamros, 29, of Evanston was found shot and killed in a park last night while there with his 6-year-old daughter. | Photo: Family Provided

Man shot and killed in Evanston park while playing with 6-year-old daughter

EVANSTON, Ill. - A man was shot and killed by "an unknown number of people" in a park in Evanston last night while playing at that park with his 6-year-old daughter, authorities said.

The incident reportedly happened around 9:00 p.m. last night.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area of the 2100 block of North McCormick Boulevard, just down from the Ladd Arboretum in Evanston. Upon arrival, authorities found a man lying on the ground near Eggleston Park.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was later identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as 29-year-old father of two daughters, Servando Hamros, of Evanston.

Family members told NBC5 Chicago that Hamros was at the park playing Pokémon Go with his 6-year-old daughter when there was a confrontation with "an unknown number of people," when Hamros was shot and killed.[1]

Also according to family, the 6-year-old daughter FaceTimed her family shouting "Daddy's shot," while running from the gunfire. The family also alleged someone in the group fired at the girl as she ran away but she was uninjured. Hamros also has a 10-year-old daughter who was not present.

The unknown group fled on foot. Investigators found at least 10 shell casings at the scene.

There is no one in custody but Evanston Police stated the investigation does not indicate present or continued danger to the general public.


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Notes & References


  1. “'Daddy's Shot': Man Killed in Evanston Park Was Playing Pokémon Go with 6-Year-Old Daughter: Family.” NBC Chicago. NBC Chicago, July 15, 2022. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/daddys-shot-man-shot-dead-in-evanston-park-was-playing-pokemon-go-with-6-year-old-daughter-family-says/2882573/. ↩︎

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