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Teen shot and killed after Jabari Parker’s high school game

Jan 17, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT


One of the best high school games of the year in Chicago was marred by tragedy on Wednesday night.

Simeon Career Academy knocked off Morgan Park 53-51 at Chicago State’s gym, but in the postgame handshake lines, a scuffle broke out. There was some pushing and shoving, and according to reporters at the game, some fans even tried to get involved in the fight. Eventually the teams were ushered to their locker rooms.

But outside the gym, shots were fired, and 17-year old Tyrone Lawson was shot and killed. Two suspects were apprehended.

Simeon is where Jabari Parker, a top three recruit that recently committed to Duke, attends. The school has produced the likes of Derrick Rose and Ben Wilson. Morgan Park has top 75 recruit Billy Garrett Jr. on their roster, and count alumni like Louisville’s Wayne Blackshear amongst their ranks.

You can see video of the melee here. The storify of the reporters at the game is here.

(Image via Instagram user Matt Cross)

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  1. skids003 - Jan 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Wow, Chicago. Toughest gun laws in the country. What gives, Mayor Emanual?

    • redmoose77 - Jan 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      Guns laws don’t stop criminals!

  2. dodgerdave619 - Jan 17, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    What a bunch of ignorant morons! It’s a game, high school at that and 17 year old kids being killed?? Chicago is to beautiful to be tarnished by these coward ass mooks!!

  3. darfurwarrior - Jan 18, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Is there no depth too low for NBC when it comes to promoting their radical left wing agenda. How many senseless deaths of our children does it take for them to stop shamefully exploiting these tragedies for their own despotic self-serving agenda?

    If one did not know better, it might just appear the only thing that seems to be getting the leftist propaganda spewing hypocrites at NBC upset about the senseless slaughter of our children, is not the fact that guns are involved; but the fact that it is occurring outside of a womb at a far less rate than they would prefer.

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