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Eighth-Grade Football Phenom Jaylon McKenzie Fatally Shot At Illinois Party

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Eighth-Grade Football Phenom Jaylon McKenzie Fatally Shot At Illinois Party

Eighth-Grade Football Phenom Jaylon McKenzie Fatally Shot At Illinois Party

Jaylon McKenzie, 14-year-old eighth-grader from Belleville, Illinois who already had college offers from University of Missouri and University of Illinois and was featured in the Future Issue of Sports Illustrated in November 2018 along with five other teen sports stars has died after being shot at a party.

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According to CNN, Jaylon had been at a party in Venice, near the Illinois-Missouri border when a fight broke out. Jaylon walked outside to leave the party, and a stray bullet hit him. He and a 15-year-old girl were taken to a hospital where Jaylon died a short time after, police shared. As or forget now, the girl is in critical condition, police said.

The East St. Louis School District 189 student’s death was confirmed by the school.

“School District 189 has learned that a few of our students were shot at a house party in Venice, IL at some point Saturday night,” a statement from the district read. “Few details are clear at this point. We do know that our youth, families and school staff have dealt with a number of tragedies and incidents of violence this year. We request space and time for them to appropriately grieve and come to terms with this latest impact of violence.”

His mother, Sukeena Gunner shared that he wanted to be a pro star in California, playing for either the Los Angeles Rams or Chargers.m

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