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Man fatally shot in Beloit high school parking lot on night of game

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Jan 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-31 06:57:40-05

BELOIT — A 19-year-old man was killed in a shooting outside Beloit Memorial High School where a basketball game was being played, authorities said.

Beloit police say the man was taken to a local hospital Saturday night where he died. He was a former student of Beloit Memorial.

It’s not clear whether the shooting happened during or after the game between Beloit and La Follette High in Madison.

The school was put on brief lockdown following the game, at which time players from visiting La Follette were escorted to their bus and returned home.

Up to 40 people witnessed the shooting yet investigators are frustrated by the lack of cooperation.

Eyewitnesses are refusing to talk with the police.

Beloit Police Chief Andre Sayles says his officers “have grown tired” of the people who are refusing to speak.

No suspects have been taken into custody.

It was the second homicide that happened in Beloit on Saturday and the third in the city in less than four days.

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