Beloved Star Athlete Killed In Shooting After Violent Altercation; Requesting Prayers

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September 28, 2018

There has been some tragic and shocking news come in this morning. A beloved star athlete has been shot and killed.

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At this time, we are asking our readers to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers as they go through this heartbreaking time. Many fans have poured out their condolences to the family over social media sites. Also, many celebrities and fellow teammates shared amazing tributes as well. Will you join us in praying for the family and everyone else involved?

On Friday, September 28 at around 1:25 a.m. ET, LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was shot during an altercation outside a Subway restaurant near the school's football stadium, said Baton Rouge police, according to "ESPN."

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Police are investigating the homicide that occurred in the 600 block of Harding Boulevard. Authorities say that Sims, a junior attending LSU was a forward position for the team, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died from an apparent gunshot wound, according to "WAFB9."

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"We are all devastated," LSU coach Will Wade said via statement. "We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken."

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A video has been circulating the Internet of what shows the moments before Sims was shot. In the video, a group of unidentified males appeared to dart off after the altercation and when a gun was fired.

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Sims was in his sophomore season. He had played 32 games with 10 starts. 2014-2015 he was the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year. Sims was also a First Team All-State selection which earned him five letters at University High School in Baton Rouge. There he won three state titles.

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This is an ongoing investigation and there are no further details available at this time. Please keep the Sims family in your thoughts and prayers!