Updated: 19-year-old Evanston man shot dead near ETHS

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor
November 30, 2012 •

Update, 12:30 p.m. Friday:

Murray graduated from Evanston Township High School in 2011, District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon said in a community notice this morning.

ETHS families have been notified of Murray's death by email and phone, according to Witherspoon's statement. The school is offering its students grief counseling with no appointments necessary today.

Original story:

A 19-year-old Evanston man was shot and killed Thursday night near Evanston Township High School.

The shooting occurred at 6:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue, according to a news release. While investigating reports of shots fired on Brown Avenue, Evanston Police found Evanston resident Justin Murray wounded.

Murray was transported to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m.

EPD is investigating the case and had no suspects in custody as of Thursday night.

Murray's death comes less than two months after another Evanston teenager, 14-year-old Dajae Coleman, was shot and killed while walking home from a party. A 20-year-old man mistook Coleman for another man and was charged with first-degree murder.

EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott did not provide any information beyond the release Thursday night.

Patrick Svitek

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