By Kate Thayer and Adam Sege
8:22 PM CDT, March 9, 2014
A gunman opened fire on a home in the Austin neighborhood Sunday morning after an argument at a party, wounding six people, including a high school basketball star, 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.
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 his coach, Louis Adams, said Greer was home from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
“He's doing pretty well,” Adams said. “Fortunately the bullet went in and out.” 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.
Greer's team is considered a favorite in the Class 3A basketball tournament. Asked whether he had heard from a lot of college coaches Sunday, Adams said he had taken “a million calls.”
“With the grace of God, everything is going to be OK with his career. … Right now we just want the kid to get well.”
Freelance reporter Mike Helfgot contributed.
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