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Former high school basketball star Darius Lee was killed in a shooting in New York City Sunday night that injured at least eight people.
Police said Lee was among those who attended a barbecue hosted by a local rapper. Investigators say the details are preliminary, but the fight appears to have broken out around 12:40 a.m. Monday, after which several people shot at each other.
Houston Baptist men’s basketball star Darius Lee was tragically shot and killed while at a gathering in New York on Monday. https://t.co/BkFYRrlm7w
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 20, 2022
According to ABC 7, it’s unclear whether the victims took part in the fighting or were caught in the crossfire.
Police said the shooting took place on East 139th Street and Fifth Avenue. Police took five of the victims to hospitals, while four others arrived by private means.
The New York City Police Department held an early morning press briefing about the shooting but did not provide a few details.
Lee graduated from Saint Raymond Boys’ High School in 2019 where he had an outstanding track record in basketball. He was a senior at Houston Baptist University (HBU), where he also played basketball.
HBU selected Lee Robbie Robertson as the school’s Athlete of the Year in May.
Lee finished the season sixth nationally and led the league with 2.4 steals per game,” the league wrote. The New York-born Harlem ranked second in goal scoring with 22.6 points per game, sixth with 7.8 rebounds, first with 3.1 possession, and second with 3.8 assists during the conference.