Could 6, 2019
VENICE, Ailing. — A teen sports activities standout featured in a Sports activities Illustrated article about younger athletes who would rule the way forward for sports activities has been fatally shot.
The St. Louis Publish-Dispatch quoted police as saying that Jaylon McKenzie, an East St. Louis eighth-grader, was shot Saturday night time at a celebration in Venice, about 5 miles northeast of St. Louis.
Police say they discovered McKenzie with critical wounds, and he died at a hospital. A 15-year-old lady was in crucial situation at a hospital. No arrests have been made.
McKenzie drew nationwide consideration when he caught 5 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns on the NFL’s eighth Grade All-American Recreation in Canton, Ohio, in August. He posted on social media that he had acquired soccer scholarship provides from the College of Missouri and College of Illinois. He instructed Sports activities Illustrated his dream was to play within the NFL and be a star in Los Angeles for the Chargers or Rams.