A 20-year-old American basketballer was shot and killed during a fight close to the Southern College campus early Friday morning.
Wayde Sims, an LSU basketball participant from Baton Rouge, was shot during a conflict exterior a Subway restaurant throughout from Southern’s soccer stadium round 1:25 a.m. ET Friday.
A video obtained by WBRZ reveals a number of males combating in the road exterior the restaurant. A gunshot will be heard, and Sims will be seen falling to the bottom earlier than different males escaped.
In line with Baton Rouge police, Sims was transported to a native hospital, the place he died from a gunshot wound.
“We’re all devastated,” LSU coach Will Wade stated in a assertion. “We want your prayers for Wayde, for his household, for all of us. We’re heartbroken.”
Wade stated he was informed in regards to the taking pictures early Friday morning and then went to the hospital. He informed the staff at 6:30 a.m., once they had initially scheduled a morning exercise.
“We wish to keep in mind Wayde, what a nice individual he was,” Wade stated at a information convention. “In addition to the very fact he had the perfect impression of me on the staff, he was simply an unbelievable individual and was persevering with to develop and had simply achieved a nice job constructing a bridge with our staff. That is what makes it so robust for all of us, and for our staff as nicely, is all people favored him. Anyone he got here in contact with, robotically simply liked him, liked his persona. He was simply a blast to be round always.”
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