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updated: 5/16/2013 6:51 PM

College student killed while home on break

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Associated Press

A former West suburban high school track star, home after his first year in college, has died after being shot while sitting in the back seat of an automobile.

Deshawn McCarty ran track and played football and basketball at Proviso East High School in Maywood. Former teammate Ryan Jones told the Chicago Sun-Times that McCarty and several friends were on their way late Wednesday to get something to eat when the shooting occurred.

McCarty was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where the Cook County medical examiner's office said he died Thursday.

McCarty was attending North Dakota State University on scholarship.

Proviso East coach Scottie Ware called McCarty "a great kid, adding a "truly good guy" was lost.

Maywood Police Chief Tim Curry said no one is in custody.

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