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Wayde Sims, 20-Year-Old LSU Forward, Shot And Killed Near Southern University Campus

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LSU junior forward Wayde Sims was shot near a neighboring university’s campus early Friday morning. The 20-year-old was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries, according to Baton Rouge Police.

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Sims was reportedly shot around 12:25 a.m. local time at a Subway restaurant located across from Southern University’s football stadium.

“We are all devastated,” head coach Will Wade said in a statement posted on LSU’s athletics page. “We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken.”

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Sims’s teammate Aaron Epps remembered him on social media early Friday.

Reporter at Deadspin.

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