Evanston police say the two men who were shot to death Friday in Evanston have been identified as residents of Glenview and Des Plaines.

Jose Francisco Sanchez Guerrero, 21, lived in the 10400 block of Deerlove Road in Glenview. Demarcus Anthony Cokley, 20, lived in the 600 block of Lee Street in Des Plaines.

They were both transported to Evanston Hospital by fire department paramedics where they died of their injuries.

A third man shot in the incident, an 18-year-old Evanston resident, suffered several gunshot wounds that were described as non-life-threatening and was treated at Evanston Hospital.

Police say they’re seeking a man wearing a dark hoodie and grey sweat pants who approached the victims about 11:45 a.m. as they gathered on a porch at 1811 Hovland Court and fired several shots before fleeing north on foot across Emerson Street.

Cmdr. Brian Henry says detectives from the Evanston Police Department and NORTAF Major Crimes Task Force are investigating. There are no suspects in custody at this time.

If you believe you may have information about this investigation contact the Evanston Police Detective Bureau at 847-866-5040 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) and then start your message with EPDTIP.


Update 3/15/21: Sanchez Guerrero had been a student at Evanston Township High School, and the school posted a message on its website today offering grief counseling for students and staff affected by the homicide on Tuesday.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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