NORWOOD PARK — A 17-year-old shot to death in Norwood Park has been identified, officials said Tuesday.
Anthony Heatherly, of the 5700 block of North Kingsdale Avenue in Sauganash, was taken to Lutheran General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m. Monday, according to Cook County medical examiner's records.
Anthony, who formerly attended Taft High School, played on the Norwood Park school's football and basketball teams, friends said.
Reached at Anthony's home on a cul-de-sac in Sauganash, the teen's grandfather declined to speak to a reporter from DNAinfo.
Marilyn Falkenberg, a teacher at Taft, remembered Anthony as a "nice kid."
"He was not the most motivated of students, but he was bright and funny and capable," Falkenberg said.
Anthony also was mourned by members of the Chicagoland Petrolheads and Car Spotters group on Facebook, which was devoted to car lovers.
At 1:10 p.m. Monday, police found Anthony unconscious in a parking lot in the 5500 block of North Harlem Avenue, just south of the Kennedy Expy., said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.
Anthony, who was enrolled in an alternative high school, met someone in the parking lot behind the Taco Burrito King, 5509 N. Harlem Ave., when an argument ended in gunfire and the theft of the victim's car, said a source close to the investigation.
A bag of marijuana reportedly was found next to the teen when police and paramedics arrived.
Police do not believe the teen was involved in a gang, sources said.
Police are looking for the teen's car, a black 2014 Hyundai.
No additional information was available Tuesday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the Police Department said.
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