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LSU basketball player Wayde Sims killed in shooting near Southern campus

LSU basketball player Wayde Sims killed in shooting near Southern campus
Published On: Fri, Sep 28
Jan 3, 2015; Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs forward Michale Kyser (1) looks to pass while defended by several Southern Miss Golden Eagle players during the first half at Reed Green Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

LSU men's basketball player Wayde Sims was killed in a shooting early Friday morning near the Southern University campus, according to Baton Rouge police.

Several former players, including Aaron Epps and Brandon Sampson, confirmed Sims' identity on social media.

WAFB-TV reported that Southern's campus was on lockdown for a period after the shooting. LSU is set to hold a press conference at 10 a.m.A 

The shooting reportedly took place at 12:25 a.m. at a Subway restaurant at 668 Harding Boulevard across from Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium. Sims was transported to a local hospital where he died from a gunshot wound.

The scene was mostly cleared as of 8 a.m. other than a bit of caution tape left on a tree nearby. The Subway where the shooting occurred had an open sign displayed outside Friday morning. The restaurant was closed at the time of shooting.A 

Milton Talbert, who said he worked with Sims' father, Wayne, went out to the scene this morning.A 

"It's so sad that all our young people are just destroying each other," Talbert said, adding that he planned to reach out to Wayne Sims to offer his condolences.

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