Teen Opens Fire on Youth League Coach

The crazed player even stopped to reload

By Andrew Greiner
|  Monday, Sep 7, 2009  |  Updated 2:57 PM CDT
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Coach Shot in Ball Game Brouhaha

Andre Hampton

Coach Glynn Hall, left, was shot twice by a player upset over being pulled from a game Sunday at Abbott Park in Roseland.


Thugs will be thugs.

A Chicago teen who was enrolled in a sports program intended to help men avoid violence apparently didn’t get the message when he gunned down his coach for benching him, according to the Trib.

During the second game of a double-header Sunday at Abbott Park in Roseland, Coach Glynn Hall, 44, pulled one of his troubled youths, an unidentified 19 year old, from the game.

The teen was upset with the decision and tried to start a fracas with the coach before the team captain, a 23-year-old who wished to remain unnamed, booted his teammate from the park.
That was not the end of it.

The teen walked to his car, retrieved a semi-automatic handgun, walked back to the baseball diamond and opened fire on his coach.

He chased after him, guns blazing and hit him twice – once in the arm and once in the back.

The crazed player even stopped to reload, the team captian told the Trib

When the injured coach fell to the ground, the teen stepped over him, apparently to finish the job, but his gun ran out of bullets.
The coach was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was treated for gunshot wounds. His condition was upgraded to fair late Sunday.

Cops are still looking for the gunman.

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