Gun violence continues to take a toll in our communities.
According to the Daily Mail, an 18-year-old high school quarterback is dead after leaving a graduation party. Sadly, the 3.5 GPA student won’t be making his own graduation at McKinley High School scheduled on Wednesday.
Bryant Lee was killed Saturday morning in Baton Rouge, LA after being shot in the head. At this time, police do not have a motive or suspect in the shooting. Alongside Lee, two other individuals were also shot during the incident that occurred on Sparrow Street near Kingfisher Avenue.
Lee planned to attend Southern University to study engineering and join the football team as a walk-on. Six months ago, he survived being shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting.
According to Lee’s football coach Ken Hilton, Lee was an upstanding young man.
“This was not a young man who was in and out of trouble or some gang thing,” Hilton told The Advocate. “It was a kid who in my eyes was a good kid. Everything he said was ‘no, sir’ or ‘yes, sir’ and shook your hand.”