The shooting of Marshall-Metro Assistant Basketball Coach Shawn Harrington has left students at the school shocked. Many of his players are speaking out calling him a good coach and an even better role
Harrington is here at Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
Chicago police say he was shot while sitting in his car near the intersection of Augusta and Hamlin in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at 7:45 Thursday morning. According to the Chicago Tribune, the 38-year-old was in his car with this daughter when several men walked up and fired six shots. Harrington was hit in his back and on his left side by bullets according to police. His daughter was not injured.
Harrington also played basketball at Marshall-Metro and was a member of team highlighted in the 1994 documentary hoop dreams. After school we spoke to Marshal Metro students about Coach Harrington and what he was like off the court.
The head basketball coach and other coaches at Marshall-Metro were meeting with players during and after school to talk with them about the shooting.
Players are telling the Chicago Tribune Harrington was a passionate coach who always encouraged his players to do the right thing. They say they cannot imagine anyone wanting to hurt Harrington.