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Man shot to death in Evanston identified

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A man who was shot to death early Monday in north suburban Evanston has been identified.

Officers responded about 2:45 a.m. after 25-year-old Hamza Hammouis suffered a gunshot wound to the head during a fight with another male on Howard Street near Chicago Avenue, according to Evanston police. The shooter then ran away northbound.

Hammouis was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Several witnesses have been located and were speaking to investigators, police said. The suspect was described as a black man, thought to be 25 years old, standing about 6 feet with a medium build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and black pants.

Evanston detectives and members of the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are currently investigating. The intersection has been reopened.

Anyone with information should call police at (847) 866-5040, or utilize Text-A-Tip by texting CRIMES (274637) and entering EPDTIP in the message line, followed by the tip information.