Monday, September 26, 2016
White Mundelein Man, George Korchev, Killed in University of Illinois Negro Violence - (U of I Shooting) - Was Supposed to Start Nursing Job in Suburbs Today
A celebratory weekend for a 22-year-old Mundelein man turned violent when he became caught up in gunfire while walking near the University of Illinois campus in Champaign. George Korchev, a 2012 graduate of Mundelein High School, was an innocent bystander in the shooting that injured four others.
Korchev was visiting the University of Champaign campus to spend time with friends and celebrate a recent job offer, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was supposed to start as a full-time nurse at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville today.
The shooting occurred after a fight broke out in the 300 block of East Green Street in Champaign at about 12:38 a.m., according to the Chicago Tribune. Korchev was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:02 a.m. Gunfire also broke out at 1:08 a.m. in the 700 block of South State Street where police found another gunshot victim.
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