LSU basketball player shot and killed near Southern University

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BATON ROUGE – Twenty-year-old LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was shot and killed overnight.

Sims was shot in the 600 block of Harding Boulevard near Southern University around 12:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Sims was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

The BRPD released a video taken at the scene of the shooting showing several people scrambling around during a fight.

A man wearing red pants with a white stripe down the leg and a grey shirt can be seen at the end of video.

Investigators are trying to determine the identity of that man as well as others that can be seen in the video.

Anyone with information on this incident or information on the identity of the persons in the video is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.


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