Glenview man among victims in Evanston shooting

Updated 3/12/2021 7:03 PM

A gunman shot and killed two men and wounded a third late Friday morning on the porch of a house in Evanston, authorities said.

Police responded to reports of shots fired on the 1800 block of Hovland Court and found three wounded men at the scene. The victims were taken to Evanston Hospital.


The report released Friday evening by the Cook County medical examiner's office identified the two men who died as Jose Francisco Sanchez-Guerrero, 21, of Glenview, and Demarcus Cokley, 20, who lived at the home where the shooting occurred.

A third man was being treated for nonlife threatening injuries, according to authorities.

"We believe it may be a targeted incident." said Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook. "We can't talk on that right now, but we have investigators here trying to solve this crime."

Police say a man wearing a dark-colored hoodie and gray sweatpants was seen running from the scene.

"We want our community to know that we're going to be diligent about apprehending these shooters. We don't want that in our community and we're going to work tirelessly to bring resolution to this crime," Cook said.

Evanston-Skokie School District 65, which serves kindergarten through eighth-grade students and is on a hybrid learning schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, placed its schools on soft lockdown through the end of the day.

"Based on an update from the Evanston Police Department, we do not believe there is an active threat to any of our schools at this time," district administrators said in a statement.

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