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A teenage boy was killed Wednesday in a shooting outside Chicago State University after a high school basketball game on the South Side campus, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 9:20 p.m. near a parking lot outside the gymnasium of Chicago State University at East 95th Street and South King Drive, according to a police source.

A 17-year-old boy identified as Tyrone Lawson, of the 11600 block of South Peoria Street, was shot multiple times and died at Advocate Christ Medical Center about 9:51 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Police arrested two people shortly after the shooting and recovered a weapon, authorities said.

The shooting happened after a basketball game between high school powerhouses Simeon and Morgan Park. A YouTube video shows the players at the end of the game shaking hands. Then, a fight breaks out and the trash-talking among spectators immediately begins.

Chicago police sources tell FOX 32's Darlene Hill that what the teenagers didn't know is they were probably safer inside than out. Officers on the scene of the shooting say a number of students at the game started sending out text messages and posting comments on Facebook saying it was "about to all go down."

By the time to gym was empty, rival gangs had time to meet up in the parking lot. Shots were fired and Lawson, an honor student, looking forward to getting away from the gun violence in Chicago and going to a safe university, was hit a number of times.

FOX 32 has learned that the two head coaches from Simeon and Morgan Park met Thursday afternoon and they've agreed to come up with a peace treaty between the two schools before another student is killed.

The university issued a statement saying it was "deeply saddened by the tragic shooting death." A university official said that no university students were injured in the shooting.

Chicago Public Schools routinely uses CSU facilities in an effort to provide a "neutral setting" for student athletic events, the statement said, adding that Wednesday's shooting was the first time anything like that has happened on the university's campus.

"Arrests have been made and University officials are awaiting the outcome of a full investigation to learn details about the shooting incident," the statement said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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