Coroner identifies teenager killed in shooting


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign County coroner identified a teenager killed in a shooting on Thursday night.

Coroner Duane Northrup said 16-year-old Gerryontae J. Brown was pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. in the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department. He died from a gunshot wound in the chest.

This comes after police were called to a shooting on Eureka Street by 6th Street around 5:17 p.m.

Police are still investigating the shooting.

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