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Mylan Hicks, a former defensive back for Michigan State, was shot and killed outside a Calgary nightclub early Sunday morning.

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Hicks, 23, was in his first year with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He played four years with Michigan State, from 2010 to 2014, and was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

Police responded to reports of shots fired outside the Marquee Beer Market around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to CBC News Calgary. Hicks was found in critical condition and was transported to the hospital, where he died. Three people of interest are in custody.

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“The loss of this 23-year-old young man at this stage of his life and his career is an unfathomable tragedy,” Ken King, president and CEO of the Stampeders, said in a statement. “Our sympathies to Mylan’s family and to the Stampeders family of players, coaches and staff.”

[CBC News Calgary]