A 22-year-old Chicago man set to play basketball at Iona College in New Rochelle was killed Thursday, authories said.

Police in Chicago are investigating the shooting death of a former Chicago high school basketball standout  Michael Haynes who recently committed to play at the Division I school.

Haynes was shot Thursday and died at a suburban Chicago hospital. Family members say he was shot while trying to break up a fight near his home.

Police say Haynes was shot in the wrist, chest and lower back.

Haynes played basketball at Corliss and Washington high schools in Chicago, as well as at Indian Hills Junior College in Iowa last season.

Officials at Iona College say Haynes was set to play for the school in the upcoming season. The college's Facebook page announced Haynes' death last night and said an official statement would be released today.

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