Evanston high school basketball player fatally shot in Rogers Park

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CHICAGO — A 20-year-old basketball star at an Evanston high school was killed in a shooting in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

Chicago police said the shooting happened around 7 p.m. Monday, while the man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 6700 block of North Newgard Avenue. Another man walked up to the vehicle and fired shots after an exchange of words with the man, according to police.

The 20-year-old, who family identified as Ryan Bost, was shot in the chest. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital by friends, but was later pronounced dead.

Police said the gunman tried to rob the people in the car and fired a shot when the driver took off. Bost’s family and friends want to know who pulled the trigger and why.

Bost’s family said the Evanston Township High School student was known for the love of his family and his courage on the court.

Bost was astandout player at the school where he helped lead his team to third and second place finishes at state championships.

His coach, Stavey Moragne, said he was the glue of the basketball team and that he brought everyone together.

No one has been taken into custody and Area Three detectives are investigating.

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