Baton Rouge Football Star Headed to College This Fall Killed at Graduation Party

Family and friends say 18-year-old Bryant Lee has died Saturday after a shooting at a graduation party. 

They said the McKinley High senior and starting quarterback for the 2016 season was shot Saturday while attending the party a few blocks from his North Baton Rouge home. Baton Rouge Police say one victim was struck in the head when the shooting occurred around 1:50 a.m.

According to EMS Spokesperson Mike Chustz , two others suffered minor injuries in the shooting.

“It’s a sad situation,” said Ken Hilton, head football coach at McKinley. “He was going to graduate in three days with a 3.5 GPA.”

Baton Rouge Police were still gathering details about the shooting which occurred on Sparrow Street just off Scenic Highway in the Scotlandville area.

It’s the second time in six months Lee was shot in the same part of Baton Rouge. In November, he was hit in the leg during a drive-by shooting while standing outside a house on 73rd Avenue. In both shootings, family and friends said he was an innocent bystander.

“We were shocked when he got shot the first time,” Hilton said. “He didn’t hangout with a bad crowd.”

Family said Lee planned to attend Southern University in the fall for engineering.

Herman Brister, the principal of McKinley High, released a school statement regarding the incident:

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Source: WBRZ | Mark Armstrong