2 dead, 1 hurt in Evanston shooting

Someone walked up and fired shots at the men about 11:46 a.m. as they sat on the porch of a home in the 1800 block of Hovland Court, Evanston police said.

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Evanston police investigate the scene of a shooting  in the 1800 block of Hovland Court on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Evanston police investigate the scene of a shooting Friday in the 1800 block of Hovland Court.

Evanston Police Department

Three men were shot, two of them fatally, about a block from Evanston Township High School on Friday.

Someone walked up and opened fire at the men about 11:46 a.m. as they sat on the porch of a home in the 1800 block of Hovland Court, Evanston police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the dead men as Demarcus Cokley, 20, of Des Plaines, and Jose Francisco Sanchez-Guerrero, 21, of Glenview.

The third man, 18, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was treated at Evanston Hospital. His injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.

No arrests have been made, police said. The suspect was described as a male in a dark hoodie and gray sweatpants. He ran north from the scene across Emerson Street.

All Evanston-Skokie School District 65 schools were placed on soft lockdown until the end of the day as a precautionary measure in response to the shooting.

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