Man dies after shooting at Aurora party

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A 22-year-old man has died after he was shot in the head early Saturday after a fight broke out at a party in west suburban Aurora.

About 12:45 a.m., officers responding to a disturbance found Derrick Page lying on the ground at West Illinois Avenue and North Lake Street, according to a statement from Aurora police.

Page, of the 2200 block of Covington Lane in Plainfield, had been shot in the head and was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he was pronounced dead at 9:41 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Before the shooting, Page had attended a large party that was being thrown in a rental hall in the 600 block of North Lake Street, police said.

A disturbance erupted at the party, and the partygoers ran outside toward Illinois Avenue and across Lake Street, police said. A fight then broke out on the east side of Lake, and at least one shot was fired, striking Page in the head.

“With the number of people who attended the party and the fact the area where it was held and the shooting occurred are both busily-traveled streets in the City, they are confident that people have useful information and are asking them to come forward,” according to the statement from police.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (630) 256-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Tips can also be submitted through the Aurora police department’s free app.

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