A rising Baton Rouge high school quarterback killed 3 days before graduation by gun violence

Nearly a year ago, A McKinley High School student was shot in the leg during an apparent drive-by shooting in Baton Rouge.

Bryant Lee, a 17-year-old student who two weeks ago wrapped up the season as quarterback for the McKinley High football team. Lee’s mother, Carla Lee, said her son was just standing outside talking to acquaintances when someone in a passing car opened fire around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was treated at the hospital but quickly released.

Sadly,  Bryant Lee was reportedly shot and died after a graduation party early Saturday morning. It was the second time within less than year that Lee was shot.

In a statement, McKinley’s head football coach called it a “sad situation…he was going to graduate in three days.”

The senior started at quarterback for McKinley last season, and he was scheduled to graduate with a 3.5 grade-point average on Wednesday. Ken Hilton, Lee’s coach, told The Advocate that the signal-caller planned to attend Southern University, and attempt to walk on to the football team.

Via: The Advocate


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