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Evanston Township High School officials are offering counseling services for students after a June graduate of the school died early today after being shot in the head at a party on Chicago’s west side.

ETHS Principal Marcus Campbell said the high school family “is deeply saddened by the loss” of 17-year-old Erin Carey.

Campbell said the school’s student services department would provide drop-in grief counseling during summer school hours for summer students seeking support.

He also identified a list of community resources available on the school’s website.

Carey, who’d played football at ETHS, was one of six people shot at the party early Monday in the 1200 block of South Loomis Street. Another victim, a woman, also died.

The medical examiner’s office said Carey currently lived in the 200 block of South Lockwood in Chicago.

Carey was initially presumed dead and covered with a sheet at the scene, but was taken to Stroger Hospital in very critical condition after witnesses told officers that he was still alive.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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