Victim Of U of Illinois Shooting Was To Start Nursing Job
A suburban Chicago man shot dead on the University of Illinois campus was planning to start a career as a nurse.
Officials at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville say 22-year-old George Korchev of Mundelein was expected to start Monday as a registered nurse. He recently passed his nursing board exam.
Korchev was killed early Sunday in one of a pair of shootings in Champaign. He was shot when a fight broke out a party on Champaign campus. Three others suffered non-critical wounds. Police say he was walking by when the shooting happened. A fourth person was shot and injured a half-hour later a few blocks west of campus.
Police say the two shootings may be related. They are searching for a suspect.
Hospital officials say Korchev was "known as a skilled, empathetic and selfless caregiver."