Evanston police are investigating after a 33-year-old man was shot to death in the backyard of a home on Friday evening.
According to authorities, they were called to a residence in the 1800 block of Simpson Street just after 9:30 p.m. Friday for a death investigation.
When they arrived on the scene, they found Angel Miranda laying in the yard behind the residence. Miranda was pronounced dead at the scene, and had suffered numerous gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen, according to authorities.
Police say that they had received a call of shots fired in the area around 90 minutes before discovering Miranda’s body. They believe that the man, a Chicago-native, had been visiting friends in the area, and that it was his friends who discovered his body and called police.
Evanston police and the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the shooting, and are encouraging anyone who witnessed the incident to call police at 847-866-5040, or to Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) and to start your message with EPDTIP.