Former basketball standout Tim Triplett shot to death

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Monday, April 27, 2015
Tim Triplett | (Sun-Times file photo)

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Tim Triplett, 20, a former high school standout on the basketball court, was fatally shot in East Garfield Park.

His body was found in the 3500-block of West Flournoy at 12:40 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital a short time later. He had been shot multiple times, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Triplett played basketball at Crane and Marshall high schools, and briefly played at Farragut.

"I've known him since he was a shorty coming out of elementary," Farragut basketball coach William Nelson said. "He was one of those guys that was just so tough and spirited on the court. A vocal guy, he could really get after it. He just played so hard."

Triplett is survived by two children, a friend said, and his younger brother was also a victim of gun violence.

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