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Evanston police say a 20-year-old Chicago man, Yakez Semark, was shot to death during a fight in the 1800 block of Hovland Court late Thursday night.

Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says that man who shot Semark fled from the scene on foot. Semark, who’d been shot in the chest, was transported to Evanston Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Evanston Police detectives and members of the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are currently investigating the shooting and streets in the 1800 block of Hovland Court and the 1800 block of Grey Avenue are closed due to the investigation.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5040 or use Text-A-Tip by texting CRIMES (274637) and entering EPDTIP in the message line, followed by the tip information.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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