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Basketball Star Among Six Shot At A Party on Chicago’s West Side

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A gunman opened fire on a home in the Austin neighborhood Sunday morning after an argument at a party, wounding six people, including a notable high school basketball player, police and hospital officials said.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Race Avenue on the West Side, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

The shooter left the home after a dispute with another person, returned with a gun and shot into the home, Alfaro said.

Bullets struck six people, none of them older than 22.

Tyquone Greer, a Division I college basketball prospect at Orr Academy High School, was one of three victims taken to Stroger Hospital, a hospital official said.

Greer and his family could not be reached for comment Sunday. But filmmaker Daniel Poneman, who is making a documentary about the Orr basketball team, said Greer is out of the hospital and expected to recover.

Two others were taken to Stroger and were stabilized, a 17-year-old boy shot in the face and an 18-year-old man shot in the arm, police said.

A 20-year-old man shot in the chest, back and leg was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. A 22-year-old man was also taken to Mount Sinai with a gunshot wound to the calf. His condition was stabilized, police said.

About the same time, a 20-year-old woman arrived at Loretto Hospital shot in the abdomen and lower leg. She was transferred to Mount Sinai Medical Center and listed in serious condition.

Police did not immediately take anyone into custody or release a suspect description. Area North detectives were investigating.

Poneman said Greer is walking on crutches and is expected to fully heal in about a month. His team is considered a favorite in the Class 3A basketball tournament. . Orr’s basketball coach Louis Adams could not be reached for comment.

“(Greer has) gone through a lot in the last 24 hours,” Poneman said. “It’s a traumatizing experience.”

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Source: Chicago Tribune

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