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Chicago man shot to death during fight in Evanston

Evanston police

A Chicago man was shot to death late Thursday during a fight in north suburban Evanston.

Officers responded at 11:38 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 1800 block of Hovland Court and found 20-year-old Yakez Semark suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Evanston police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Semark had been involved in a fight with another male, who shot him and ran off, police said.

Semark was taken to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m., authorities said.

He lived in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood, the medical examiner’s office said.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting should call Evanston police at (847) 866-5040 or text CRIMES to 274637 before entering EPDTIP in the message line, followed by the tip information.