LOWELL -- A 22-year-old Lowell man died Thursday night after suffering a medical emergency while playing basketball at the Katherine P. Stoklosa Middle School outdoor court.

Police Capt. Timothy Crowley said the man suffered a "catastrophic medical emergency" in which he collapsed while playing basketball. He said the man may have hit his head, but that did not appear to be the issue.

Police received a call at 7:13 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, the man was unresponsive and was given CPR.

Crowley said the man was transported to Lowell General Hospital where he later died.

Police were unable to provide further details.

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