Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Simeon defeated Morgan Park, 53-51.

I was all set to write a smart-alecky post about all the police cars at the game last night until I read this in the Sun-Times:

Outside in the parking lot, a 20-year-old male was shot in the back about 20 minutes after the game ended, according to a Chicago Police source. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition. He died late Wednesday night, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said.

Now I don't feel like writing anything.

Billy Garrett, Jr. (above), was the Player of the Game.

P. S. Update from the Trib -- the kid was only 17 years old:

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed outside a Chicago Public Schools high school basketball game at Chicago State University Wednesday night after a melee broke out in a handshake line after the game.

The boy was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to the Chicago Fire Department, which had said he was 20 years old. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the boy as Tyrone Lawson, 17, of the 11600 block of South Peoria Street.

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