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.
#Evanston PD responded to shots fired at 906pm in the 2100 block of McCormick. Upon arrival officers located an adult male that suffered GSWs laying in the park along the canal. The victim is deceased. pic.twitter.com/iGi8DrRUiS— Evanston, IL Police (@EvanstonPD) July 15, 2022
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.
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
“'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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