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Gunshots hit Niles North after basketball game

Gunshots fired in the vicinity of Niles North High School in Skokie, Illinois, after a boys’ basketball game Friday night caused minor damage to a nearby tree and the school building, Skokie Police reported in a press release posted by School District 219. No arrests have been made yet in connection with the gunfire, and police are asking for the public’s help.

The Niles North Vikings defeated the Wildkits from Evanston Township in the game, 64-52, with senior Damaria Franklin scoring 27 points, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

But just as the crowd was leaving the school, about 10:04 PM, shots rang out and many people ran back inside to stay safe. Nobody was known to be injured.

Anyone having information about the gunfire is urged to call police at (847) 982-5900 or to call the department’s anonymous tip line at (847) 933-TIPS (8477).

Press release reposted below:

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