Last evening, a tragic shooting took place near the intersection of Green Bay Road & Asbury Avenue in Evanston. We do not have all the details as of now but we know that there was a loss of young life and injuries. We grieve for this loss of life and for the other young people who were either physically injured or witnessed last night’s violence. All of these young people are ours – our community’s children. We extend our sincerest sympathies to the youth and families impacted by last night’s violence and stand ready along with Evanston’s other youth-serving agencies – City of Evanston’s Youth & Young Adult Division, Connections for the Homeless, Curt’s Cafe, Erie Family Health Centers, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, PEER Services, Youth Job Center, and Y.O.U. – to swiftly respond to this tragedy and to continue with urgency our collective efforts to stem violence by radically supporting our community’s youth and families.