Erin Carey, 17 years old, had just graduated from Evanston Township High School. In a tragic incident, he was shot in the head at about 5 a.m. on June 18 while attending a party with friends. He was covered by a sheet before people at the crime scene noticed he was moving. He was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of the gunshot wound early this morning.

“The Evanston Township High School family is deeply saddened by the loss of a member of our Class of 2018, Erin Carey, who passed away on June 19,” said Marcus Campbell ETHS Assistant Superintendent and Principal said in a prepared statement.

Five other people were shot, and one killed in the same shooting incident in the 1200 block of South Loomis in Chicago’s west side.

Mr. Campbell’s message to the ETHS community said, “Many of our students and staff will have a difficult time dealing with the loss of a fellow Wildkit. A list of community resources is available on the ETHS website: The ETHS Student Services Department will provide drop-in grief counseling during Summer School hours for Summer School students seeking support.

“We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Erin’s family and friends, our students, and staff. Additional information regarding services may be available according to the family’s wishes.”