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Another tragic story out of Chicago.

Tyrone Lawson, 17, was shot and killed after a fight broke out at the end of a high school basketball game at Chicago State University.

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Tyrone was shot around 9:20 p.m. outside the gymnasium near 95th Street and King Drive, according to Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.

Shortly before the shooting, an argument had broken out in a handshake line after the game between Simeon Career Academy and Morgan Park High School, police said. The argument spilled into the parking lot and someone pulled out a gun and shot Lawson, officials said.

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Each team was held in the locker rooms longer than normal after the game as tensions ran high in the gym, witnesses said.

University police issued a message to officers, asking them to watch for a Jeep. It was pulled over east of the school and two people were taken into custody, officials said. Police said they found a gun inside the Jeep.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tyrone’s friends and family at this time.

SOURCE: STL Post-Dispatch

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