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Autopsy: Further investigation needed in Evanston brothers' deaths

The manner and cause of deaths of two brothers found shot Tuesday night in the Evanston tobacco shop they ran "are pending further investigation," the Cook County medical examiner's office said after autopsies were conducted Thursday.

Azim Hakeem, 38, and Mobeen Hakeem, 34, were found dead with gunshot wounds Tuesday night in the basement of Evanston Pipe and Tobacco, 923 Davis St. Police said there was no indication that the shop had been robbed but have been tight-lipped regarding their investigation and did not provide an update on the case Thursday.

Officials with the medical examiner's office declined comment but said more information may be released Friday.

The two brothers grew up in Evanston, friends of the family said.

Their mother had expected them home Tuesday evening, but when they didn't show up or respond to her phone calls, she went to the shop. She found the door padlocked and called authorities, who discovered the bodies in the basement.

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