DePaul Prep basketball star TY Johnson wounded in drive-by shooting

DePaul Prep’s TY Johnson (2) delivers the ball to the basket over Fenwick.

DePaul Prep’s TY Johnson (2) delivers the ball to the basket over Fenwick. | Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-Times

DePaul Prep basketball star TY Johnson was shot in the head Monday night in Englewood on the South Side.

DePaul Prep basketball star TY Johnson was shot in the head Monday night in Englewood on the South Side.

Just before midnight, a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were outside in the 7000 block of South Throop Street when someone in a passing car fired at them, Chicago police said.

The boy was grazed in the back of his head and brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said. The woman was struck in the ear and brought to Stroger Hospital, where she was stabilized.

DePaul Prep Athletic Director Pat Mahoney confirmed that the 17-year-old is Johnson. According to sources he’s now at home and resting and is ok. The source says 19 rounds were fired.

Johnson has signed with Loyola. He’s a two-time Sun-Times All-Area player and was this past season’s breakout star. He led the Rams to the Chipotle Clash of Champions tournament title and averaged 20.2 points as a senior.

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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