2 Dead, 1 Hurt in Shooting Near Evanston Township High School

The shooting happened about a block from Evanston Township High School

Three men were shot, two of them fatally, Friday afternoon in north suburban Evanston, about a block from Evanston Township High School.

Officers responded to the shooting about 11:46 a.m. in the 1800 bock of Hovland Court and found three men with gunshot wounds, Evanston police said on Twitter.

Demarcus, 20, and Jose Sanchez Guerrero, 21, were in critical condition and later died, while a third man, an 18-year-old, had injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

A gunman approached the three men, who were on a porch at the time, and opened fire, authorities 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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