Evanston police are investigating the death of a Chicago man who was found shot in the chest Thursday after a fight with an unknown person, police said in news release.

According to the release, police were called to the 1800 block of Hovland Court around 11:30 p.m. on a call of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found a man, now identified as Yakez Semark, 20, of Chicago, who had been shot in the chest, the release states.

Police said in the release that Semark has been in a “physical altercation” with another person. That individual shot Semark in the chest and fled the scene, police said.

Semark was transported to Evanston Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the release.

Evanston police detectives, along with members of the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force, are currently investigating the shooting. Police closed the 1800 block of Hovland Court and Grey Avenue while police investigate, the release states.

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


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