Man falls on ice, shoots laughing onlookers

A group of Evanston friends thought it was funny when a man fell on the ice, but the situation quickly turned ugly when the fallen man drew a gun and shot one of them. The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when the victim was standing outside with friends near 704 Florence in Evanston, according to a report from Evanston police.

When the group saw a man fall on the ice, they started to laugh at him, but he wasn't amused. The man pulled a gun and fired a shot, striking the victim in the ankle, the report said. The victim was treated at a local hospital, the report said. No one else was injured. The gunman was described only as a man wearing dark clothing. Further information was not immediately available.